Christine May

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Christine May
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Fife Central
In office
1 May 2003 – 2 April 2007
Preceded byHenry McLeish
Succeeded byTricia Marwick
Personal details
Born (1948-03-23) 23 March 1948 (age 71)
Political partyLabour Co-operative

Christine May (born 23 March 1948, Dublin) is a Labour Co-operative politician, and was Member of the Scottish Parliament for Fife Central constituency from 2003 to 2007.[1] Raised and educated in Dublin, Christine worked in the catering industry in Dublin and then London, and first moved to Scotland in 1984, where she became a college lecturer.

She was elected to the Fife Central seat after former First Minister Henry McLeish stood down as MSP following a scandal relating to the sub-letting of his constituency office – dubbed "Officegate" by the media. She had previously been leader of Fife Council from 1998. She represented a ward in Kirkcaldy as a councillor, and still lives in the town, which is just outside the Fife Central constituency. Her constituency office was based in Glenrothes, adjacent to Fife Council's headquarters.

In 2007 she lost her constituency to SNP politician Tricia Marwick.[2]


  1. ^ Kevin Schofield (14 August 2008). "Gordon Brown faces new by-election test after death of MP John MacDougall". Scottish Daily Record. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  2. ^ Martyn McLaughlin (4 May 2007). "Defeats in key seats, but still a victorious evening". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 19 July 2010.

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Henry McLeish
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Fife Central
Succeeded by
Tricia Marwick