Carol Monaghan

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Carol Monaghan
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SNP Education, Armed Forces and Veterans Spokesperson
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Preceded by Position established
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow North West
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by John Robertson
Majority 2,561 (6.6%)
Personal details
Born (1972-08-02) 2 August 1972 (age 45)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political party Scottish National Party
Spouse(s) Feargal Dalton
Children 3
Alma mater University of Strathclyde

Carol Monaghan (born 2 August 1972) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Glasgow North West in the general election in May 2015.[1] She is the SNP Education, Armed Forces and Veterans spokesperson in the House of Commons.


Monaghan studied at Strathclyde University, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics in 1993.[2]


She had formerly been a physics teacher and head of science at Hyndland Secondary School but left the post to concentrate on campaigning before the election.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Monaghan is married to Glasgow City SNP councillor and physics teacher Feargal Dalton, and they have two daughters and a son from a previous partner.[3][5] She is a practising Roman Catholic.[6]


  1. ^ "Carol Monaghan". BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Strathclyde University (From the archive)". The Herald. Newsquest. 7 July 1993. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Burns, Janice (13 May 2015). "Meet your new Scottish MPs: #2 Carol Monaghan, Glasgow North West". The National. Newsquest. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Paterson, Stewart; Rodger, Hannah (8 May 2015). "SNP storm to victory in Glasgow". Evening Times. Newsquest. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Braiden, Gerry (29 April 2015). "Constituency profile: Glasgow North West". The Herald. Newsquest. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Harkins, Daniel (2 March 2017). "Scottish Catholic MP happy to wear ashes in Parliament". Scottish Catholic Observer. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Robertson
Member of Parliament
for Glasgow North West