|Member of the European Parliament
19 September 1951 |
Forfar, Angus, Scotland
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
Ian Stewart Hudghton (born 19 September 1951) is a Scottish politician, and has been a Scottish National Party Member of the European Parliament for Scotland since 1998, when he won his seat in a rare European Parliamentary by-election, after the death of sitting SNP MEP Allan Macartney.
Since the 2004 European elections, he has led the currently seven-strong European Free Alliance Group in the Parliament, which retains its own identity within the joint Green-European Free Alliance Group.
He is a member of the Fisheries, Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and Transport and Tourism committees.
Before becoming an MEP he had been a successful election agent for John Swinney and Allan Macartney, a District and Regional Councillor and the first elected leader of the unitary Angus Council after its foundation in 1995/6.
See also 
- Alyn Smith (SNP) MEP
|Party political offices|
|President of the Scottish National Party
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