|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for North East Scotland
6 May 1999 – 31 March 2003
|Born||1952 (age 64–65)
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
In the 1999 election she stood as a constituency candidate in Aberdeen South, finishing fourth. However her number four position on the SNP North East Scotland list was enough to take her to Holyrood. She was the SNP's deputy party spokesperson on Education and Young People from June 2001, replacing John Swinney who became party leader.
- "Vote 99: Scotland: constituency: Aberdeen South". BBC News. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- "Vote 99: Scotland: region: North East Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- "Previous MSPs: Session 1: Irene McGugan". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
- "Vote 2003: Scottish Parliament election: constituency: Dundee West". BBC News. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
- Previous MSPs profile at the Scottish Parliament website
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