Chic Brodie (politician)

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Chic Brodie
Chic Brodie.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for South Scotland
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born 8 May 1944
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Occupation Businessman
Committees Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
Subordinate Legislation Committee
Religion Church of Scotland

Charles "Chic" Gilchrist Brodie (born 8 May 1944[1]) is an SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South Scotland region, elected in 2011.[2] Brodie previously stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the 1992, 1997 and 2001 UK General Elections, and as a Liberal in the General Elctions of October 1974, 1979, 1983 and 1987.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Brodie was educated at Morgan Academy in Dundee and graduated from the University of St Andrews in 1966 with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics.


Brodie frist sought election to parliament as a Liberal candidate in the October 1974 UK General Election standing in Dundee East. He contested that seat again in 1979, before contesting Ayr) in 1983 and Surrey North West in 1987. Following the merger of the Liberals and the SDP he fought Glasgow Garscadden as a Liberal Democrat at the 1992 election, finishing in fourth place in the seat held by then Shadow Scottish Secretary Donald Dewar.[4]

Brodie stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate in the 1992, 1997 and 2001 UK General Elections.[5] He then switched parties to the Scottish National Party, standing for them in the 2010 UK general election for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and the 2011 Scottish Parliament general election for Ayr. Though he failed to be elected as a constituency MSP, he was returned on a list MSP for South Scotland.

At Parliament, he is a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee and the Subordinate Legislation Committee (see Committees of the Scottish Parliament). He is also Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Social Enterprise, and a member of the groups on China, Golf and Nuclear Disarmament.