Lynda Clark, Baroness Clark of Calton
|The Right Honourable
The Baroness Clark of Calton
|Senator of the College of Justice|
|Preceded by||Lady Cosgrove|
|Advocate General for Scotland|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Lord Davidson of Glen Clova|
|Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh Pentlands
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Malcolm Rifkind|
|Succeeded by||constituency abolished|
|Born||Lynda Margaret Clark
26 February 1949
|Alma mater||Queens College, St Andrews,
University of Edinburgh
Lynda Margaret Clark, Baroness Clark of Calton PC (born 26 February 1949) is a Scottish judge. She was formerly the Labour Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands. She was Advocate General for Scotland from the creation of that position in 1999 until 2006, whereupon she became a Judge of the Court of Session in Scotland.
Clark studied law at Queens College, St Andrews during its transition to independence as the University of Dundee School of Law, graduating in 1970, and subsequently gained a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1975. She was a lecturer in Jurisprudence from 1973 at the University of Dundee until she was called to the Scottish Bar in 1977. She took silk in 1989, and was subsequently called to the English Bar in 1990 as a member of Inner Temple.
Clark first stood for election in 1992 for the seat of Fife North East, held by Menzies Campbell, but was unsuccessful. At the 1997 election she was elected for the seat of Edinburgh Pentlands, displacing Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Malcolm Rifkind. She stood down at the 2005 election, allowing Alistair Darling to contest the new Edinburgh South West seat.
On 18 January 2006 Lady Clark of Calton resigned as Advocate General to take up office as a Senator of the College of Justice. She was replaced as Advocate General by Neil Davidson, QC (now Lord Davidson of Glen Clova).
As of 2013, Lady Clark of Calton is the most recent Senator of the College of Justice to have served in the House of Commons.
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- TheyWorkForYou.com - Baroness Clark of Calton
- The Public Whip - Voting Record - Lynda Clark MP/Baroness Clark of Calton
- BBC News - Lynda Clark profile - October 2002
- Guardian - Ask Aristotle - Dr Lynda Clark
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Pentlands
1997 – 2005
|Office Created||Advocate General for Scotland