Jenny Gilruth

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Jenny Gilruth
MSP
JennyGilruthMSP-May2016.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Tricia Marwick
Majority 8,276
Personal details
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Website www.jennygilruthmsp.scot

Jenny Gilruth (born 1984 or 1985) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Mid Fife and Glenrothes since 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gilruth is from Ceres, Fife, she was educated at Madras College, St Andrews.[2] She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in sociology and politics.[2] Before becoming an MSP, she was a teacher of Modern Studies at the Royal High School, in Edinburgh and St. Columbas RC High School, in Dunfermline.[3]

Political career[edit]

In April 2016 she was nominated as the SNP’s candidate for Mid Fife and Glenrothes in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May 2016.[4] She won the seat with 15,555 votes, an unprecedented 54.9% of the vote, with a majority of 8,236; more than double the votes cast for second-place candidate Kay Morrison of Scottish Labour.[5] She succeeded Tricia Marwick, who had been the Presiding Officer in the 4th Scottish Parliament (2011–16).[6]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 July 2017, it was announced she was in a relationship with the Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale; they had started dating around four months previously.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid Fife and Glenrothes". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Michael (29 April 2016). "Scottish Election 2016: 'Tricia Marwick has been such an inspiration', says SNP candidate". The Courier. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Royal High students to host panel event in BBC competition". The Scotsman. 23 March 2010. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Stark, Jim (5 April 2016). "SNP choose candidate for Mid Fife seat". Central Fife Times. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mid Fife and Glenrothes". BBC News. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Scottish Election 2016: 'Tricia Marwick has been such an inspiration', says SNP candidate". thecourier.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kezia Dugdale in relationship with SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth". BBC News. 15 July 2017. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Tricia Marwick
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

2016–present
Incumbent