Jim Eadie (politician)

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Jim Eadie
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh Southern
In office
7 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
Preceded by Mike Pringle
Succeeded by Daniel Johnson
Majority 693 (2.1%)
Personal details
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 49)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Residence Edinburgh, Scotland
Alma mater University of Strathclyde

Jim Eadie (born 10 February 1968) is a Scottish politician who was the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Edinburgh Southern constituency 2011−2016.

Early life[edit]

Eadie was born on 10 February 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland.[1][2] He was educated at Waverley Secondary School and the University of Strathclyde.[2]

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 (ABPI) in 2002.[2] He left the ABPI in 2007 to start a healthcare consulting business.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

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,[4] reversing a notional majority of almost 4,000.[5] In the same election, he was the eleventh list candidate for the SNP in the Lothian region.[5]

Eadie was one of seven LGBT MSPs during the 4th Scottish Parliament.[6]

He was Convener of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 2014−2016.[7]

He stood again in the Edinburgh Southern seat in 2016, although was not elected.