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|Deputy Convener of the
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
14 June 2011 – 9 November 2013
|Preceded by||Marilyn Livingstone|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament
Dunfermline East (1999-2011)
6 May 1999 – 9 November 2013
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
7 March 1947|
|Died||9 November 2013
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics|
Helen Stirling Eadie (7 March 1947 – 9 November 2013) was a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician who sat in the Scottish Parliament from 1999 until her death, first for Dunfermline East and from 2011 for Cowdenbeath.
Member of the Scottish Parliament
After the May 2003 Scottish parliament election, Eadie strongly opposed the then Labour-LibDem coalition's agreed deal to introduce the single transferable vote (STV) proportional system for future local council elections. She said it was an example of "the tail wagging the dog" and "It's about one of the smallest parties in the parliament wanting to use the power that they have to try to force through issues that they want to see steamrollered through."
In November 2006, Eadie called for curfews against under-15 youths, after she was surrounded and trapped inside her car by a mob of youngsters who started rocking the car and throwing missiles at it.
She was a member of many Scottish Parliament committees, but in June 2007 resigned her two of her committee posts in protest at a Tory MSP being given a convener-ship of the equal opportunities committee. Eadie said at the time, the move was like "putting Attila the Hun in charge of community care".
Helen was born in Stenhousemuir, near Falkirk. She attended Larbert Village School, Larbert High School and Falkirk Technical College before going on to read trade union studies at the London School of Economics. 
She was married with two daughters. 
- "Labour MSP Helen Eadie dies, aged 66". BBC News online. 9 November 2013.
- Labour MSP Helen Eadie dies of cancer, aged 66. Daily Record. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- "Labour MSP Helen Eadie treated for cancer". 7 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- Veteran Labour MSP Helen Eadie has died at 66. Scottish Express. 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- Official website
- Profile on the Scottish Parliament Website
- Helen Eadie MSP Biography at Scottish Parliament website
- Helen Eadie MSP Biography at Labour party website
- Helen Eadie MSP Helen's pages on the Fife Labour website