Siobhan McMahon

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Siobhan McMahon
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
In office
5 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
Personal details
Born (1984-07-04) 4 July 1984 (age 33)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Labour

Siobhan Marie McMahon (born 4 July 1984) is a Scottish Labour Party politician who was a list Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Central Scotland region 2011-2016.[1]

McMahon was involved in the campaign to get Johann Lamont MSP to become Scottish Labour's leader.

Life and career[edit]

McMahon graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a 2.1 BA Honours in Politics with History and Sociology in 2006. Controversially, McMahon worked as a paid researcher for her serving MSP father, Michael McMahon.[2]

After the Scottish Parliament Election in 2011, Siobhan was elected as a regional list MSP, and they became the first father-and-daughter pair to serve in the Scottish Parliament.[3]

In the leadership elections following Scottish Labour's defeat in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, McMahon supported Johann Lamont.

In the leadership election held following Lamont's resignation, McMahon supported Jim Murphy.

In 2014 she voted against allowing same sex couple the right to get married.[4]

She has also worked for Labour MP Jim Murphy, and as part of the Labour Support Unit in the Scottish Parliament.

She is a member of the GMB trade union.


  1. ^ The Scottish Parliament - Current Members - Siobhan McMahon
  2. ^ Black, Andrew (27 November 2008). "Which MSPs are employing family?". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2011. Over in the Labour camp, it is a family affair for Hamilton North and Bellshill MSP Michael McMahon, who pays wife Margaret and daughter Siobhan as parliamentary assistant and researcher respectively. 
  3. ^ Lindsey Johnstone and Mareike Brensing (6 May 2011). "Holyrood to get first blind MSP". The Herald. Retrieved 14 May 2011. Another first is the election of a father and daughter, Michael and Siobhan McMahon. Mr McMahon was returned as MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill with a Labour majority of 714, while his daughter is one of three Labour MSPs representing the Central region. 
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