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 50)
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.

He was selected to stand in the Edinburgh South constituency at the 2017 Westminster election.[8]


  1. ^ "Jim Eadie MSP". Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  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. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "SNP MSP profile". 
  4. ^ "BBC News - Election 2011 - Scotland - Edinburgh Southern". BBC News. 
  5. ^ a b "Herald Scotland: Edinburgh Southern". 
  6. ^ "SNP minister announces he is gay after separating from wife". HeraldScotland. 
  7. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 4: Eadie, Jim". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  8. ^ King, Diane (1 May 2017). "Jim Eadie named as SNP candidate for Edinburgh South". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 2 May 2017.