|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for South Scotland
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Political party||Scottish Labour Party|
Colin Smyth MSP is a Scottish Labour Party politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the South Scotland region since the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. He was general secretary of the Scottish Labour Party 2008−2012.
Smyth previously worked as a teacher, becoming a Labour party organiser in 2003. In 2008 he was appointed general secretary of the Scottish Labour Party, succeeding Lesley Quinn. In September 2012, Scottish Labour announced that Smyth would step down from the position at the party’s conference in the following month.
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- "Member and Committee Information". Dumfries and Galloway Council. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
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