Jim Eadie (politician)
|Member of the Scottish Parliament |
for Edinburgh Southern
7 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
|Preceded by||Mike Pringle|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Johnson|
10 February 1968|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||University of Strathclyde|
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. He left the ABPI in 2007 to start a healthcare consulting business.
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, reversing a notional majority of almost 4,000. In the same election, he was the eleventh list candidate for the SNP in the Lothian region.
He was Convener of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 2014−2016.
He stood again in the Edinburgh Southern seat in 2016, although was not elected.
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