Marion Fellows

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Marion Fellows
MP
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SNP Spokesperson for Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Assumed office
20 June 2017
Leader Ian Blackford
SNP Whip
Assumed office
20 May 2015
Leader Angus Robertson
Ian Blackford
Member of Parliament
for Motherwell and Wishaw
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Frank Roy
Majority 318 (0.7%)
Personal details
Born (1949-05-05) 5 May 1949 (age 69)
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater Heriot-Watt University

Marion Fellows MP (born 5 May 1949) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She was elected at the general election in May 2015 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Motherwell and Wishaw.[1][2][3][4]

After attending Carrick Academy in Maybole, Fellows studied Accountancy and Finance at Heriot Watt University. For nineteen years, she taught business studies at West Lothian College; where she was an active trade unionist in the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).[5]

She has lived with her family in Wishaw and Bellshill since the 1970s. Fellows was elected in 2012 as a North Lanarkshire Councillor for Wishaw, and was active in the "Yes Motherwell and Wishaw" campaign at the 2014 independence referendum. However, despite a nationwide victory for the "Better Together" campaign rejecting independence, North Lanarkshire was one of the four council areas (out of thirty two) which voted in favour of Scottish independence.[5]

In 2007, Fellows contested the Motherwell and Wishaw Scottish Parliament constituency against the incumbent, then-First Minister Jack McConnell[6], and in 2010 contested the equivalent Westminster seat challenging sitting MP, Frank Roy.[7]

After being selected as the SNP candidate for Motherwell and Wishaw for the 2015 UK General Election, she defeated Roy with a majority of 11,898.[8] Fellows was re-elected as MP for the seat at the 2017 UK General Election.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motherwell and Wishaw Parliamentary constituency". BBC. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Scottish MPs in Westminster: The full list of the SNP parliamentarians". Ben Tufft. The Independent. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Scotland results: SNP victories wipe out Labour". The Irish Times. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Marion wins Motherwell & Wishaw for SNP". Motherwell Times. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Nisbet, Craig (15 February 2015). "SNP choose Marion Fellows as candidate for Motherwell & Wishaw General Election seat". Daily Record. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ "BBC NEWS | Election 2007 | Scottish Parliament | Election Result: Motherwell & Wishaw". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  7. ^ "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Motherwell & Wishaw". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  8. ^ "Wayback Machine". 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  9. ^ "Motherwell & Wishaw parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-08-08.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frank Roy
Member of Parliament
for Motherwell and Wishaw

2015–present
Incumbent