Siobhan McMahon

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Siobhan McMahon
MSP
SiobhanMcMahonMSPPortrait.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1984-07-04) 4 July 1984 (age 30)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour
Religion Roman Catholic Church

Siobhan McMahon (born 4 July 1984) is a Scottish Labour Party List (unelected) Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Central Scotland region.[1]

McMahon was involved in the campaign to get Johann Lamont MSP to become Scottish Labour's leader.

Political career[edit]

Labour Party researcher[edit]

Controversially, McMahon previously worked as a paid researcher for her serving MSP father, Michael McMahon.[2] After the Scottish Parliament Election in 2011 Siobhan was elected as a regional list MSP and they became the first father and daughter pair to serve in the Scottish Parliament.[3]

She has also worked for Labour MP Jim Murphy and as part of the Labour Support Unit in the Scottish Parliament.

Personal life[edit]

McMahon graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a 2.1 BA Honours in Politics with History and Sociology in 2006.

She is a member of the GMB trade union and is interested in the politics of South Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Scottish Parliament - Current Members - Siobhan McMahon
  2. ^ Black, Andrew (27 November 2008). "Which MSPs are employing family?". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2011. "Over in the Labour camp, it is a family affair for Hamilton North and Bellshill MSP Michael McMahon, who pays wife Margaret and daughter Siobhan as parliamentary assistant and researcher respectively." 
  3. ^ Lindsey Johnstone and Mareike Brensing (6 May 2011). "Holyrood to get first blind MSP". The Herald. Retrieved 14 May 2011. "Another first is the election of a father and daughter, Michael and Siobhan McMahon. Mr McMahon was returned as MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill with a Labour majority of 714, while his daughter is one of three Labour MSPs representing the Central region." 

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