Sheila Ritchie

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Sheila Ritchie

Member of the European Parliament
for Scotland
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Personal details
Born (1957-05-18) 18 May 1957 (age 62)
Political partyLiberal Democrat

Sheila E. Ritchie (born 18 May 1957) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician and solicitor, serving as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland since 2019.[1][2]


She is a consultant (formerly partner) at an Aberdeen law firm, and was formerly the leader of Gordon District Council.[3][4] She was a Scottish Government appointee to the European Economic and Social Committee between 2000 and 2003.[5]

Member of the European Parliament[edit]

Ritchie was sworn in as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) on 2 July 2019: as a Liberal Democrat, she sits with Renew Europe. Since July 2019, she has been a member of the European Parliament Committee on Budgetary Control and the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.[6]


  1. ^ "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "SNP to increase its MEPs as Labour collapses". BBC News. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Sheila Ritchie heads Scottish European list". Liberal Democrat Voice. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. ^ Davidson, Jenni (18 April 2019). "Scottish Lib Dems announce candidates for European Parliament election". Holyrood Magazine. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Sheila Richie MEP". Scottish Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Sheila RITCHIE - 9th parliamentary term". European Parliament. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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