Duncan Ross (Scottish politician)

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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.[1] He joined the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 1987, and was elected as the party's national secretary in 2006.[2] 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,[3] then in Cunninghame South at the Scottish Parliament election, 2007, taking second place, with 34.6% of the vote.[4] He was fifth on the party list for the 2009 European Parliament election, but only the top two candidates were elected.[5][6]

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.[7] In 2014, he was an organiser of an event promoted by Republic, putting the case for an independent Scotland to be a republic.[8]

Ross works as a senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Glasgow.[9]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Alasdair Allan
National Secretary of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by
William Henderson