Duncan Ross (Scottish politician)
Duncan Ross is a Scottish nationalist political activist and expert on economic and social history.
Ross studied at the University of Glasgow and the London School of Economics. He joined the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 1987, and was elected as the party's national secretary in 2006. He stood for the party in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill at the 2005 general election, taking second place with 13.6% of the votes cast, then in Cunninghame South at the Scottish Parliament election, 2007, taking second place, with 34.6% of the vote. He was fifth on the party list for the 2009 European Parliament election, but only the top two candidates were elected.
In 2009, Ross was a leading supporter of an independent Scotland joining the Euro, arguing that the SNP's manifesto should commit to this, rather than stating that the matter would be put to a referendum. In 2014, he was an organiser of an event promoted by Republic, putting the case for an independent Scotland to be a republic.
- "SNP candidates line up for Glasgow East Archived 21 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine", Scottish National Party
- "Dr Duncan Ross Elected National Secretary Archived 21 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine", Scottish National Party
- "Result: Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill", BBC News, 6 May 2005
- "Cunninghame South", BBC News, 4 May 2007
- City of Edinburgh Council[permanent dead link]
- European Election 2009: Scotland
- "SNP European divisions laid bare", BBC News, 16 October 2009
- "Independence referendum: Alex Salmond urged to scrap the Queen by anti-monarchy campaigners in event of Yes vote", Daily Record, 19 June 2014
- "Dr Duncan Ross", University of Glasgow
|Party political offices|
| National Secretary of the Scottish National Party