Fiona O'Donnell

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Fiona O'Donnell
Fiona O'Donnell
Member of Parliament
for East Lothian
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Anne Moffat
Succeeded by George Kerevan
Personal details
Born (1960-01-27) 27 January 1960 (age 55)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Fiona O'Donnell (née Kenny; born 27 January 1960)[1] is a Scottish Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian from 2010 to 2015.

Early Life[edit]

Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada[2] but raised in Fort William, Scotland, since the age of 5, she was educated at Lochaber High School and the University of Glasgow.

Political Career[edit]

O'Donnell succeeded Anne Moffat, who was deselected by her Constituency Labour Party.[3][4] and held the East Lothian seat with a majority of 12,258[5]

She was the Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs between 2011 and 2012[5]

O'Donnell sat on various select committees including the International Development Select Committee, the Standards and Privileges Committee, the Committees on Arms Export Controls and the Scottish Affairs Committee[5]

In the last week of the 2010-2015 Parliament O'Donnell introduced a proposed Bill on improving tax transparency under the Ten Minute Rule[6] O'Donnell lost her seat in 2015 to George Kerevan of the SNP.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Anne Moffat
Member of Parliament for East Lothian
Succeeded by
George Kerevan