Jim Eadie (politician)

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Jim Eadie
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh Southern
Assumed office
7 May 2011
Preceded by Mike Pringle
Majority 693 (2.1%)
Personal details
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 48)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
Alma mater University of Strathclyde

Jim Eadie (born 10 February 1968)[1][2] is a Scottish politician, currently a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Scottish National Party (SNP).

He was born in Glasgow and educated at Waverley Secondary School and the University of Strathclyde.[2]

Eadie contested the seat of Edinburgh Southern in the Scottish Parliament general election, 2011, and defeated the Liberal Democrat incumbent Mike Pringle by a narrow margin of 693 votes,[3] reversing a notional majority of almost 4,000.[4] In the same election, he was the eleventh list candidate for the SNP in the Lothian region.[4]

Prior to entering parliament, Eadie worked for the Royal College of Nursing and Scottish Television, before becoming head of the Scottish branch of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry in 2002.[2] He left in 2007 to start a healthcare consulting business.[2][5]


  1. ^ "Jim Eadie MSP". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 24 April 2013.  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 26 (help)
  2. ^ a b c d Chris Marshall and Carla Gray (7 May 2011). "Scottish Parliament election: Profiles of the candidates elected to serve in Edinburgh". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ BBC News - Election Results - Edinburgh Southern
  4. ^ a b Herald Scotland: Edinburgh Southern
  5. ^ SNP MSP profile

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