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Margaret Ferrier
Scottish politician

Margaret Ferrier

Margaret Ferrier
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Intro Scottish politician
Is Politician
From United Kingdom
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 10 September 1960, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 62 years
Star sign Virgo
Politics Scottish National Party
Holyrood Secondary School
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Margaret Ferrier (born 10 September 1960) is a Scottish National Party politician. First elected as the Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West in the 2015 SNP landslide, she narrowly lost her seat to Ged Killen of the Labour Party at the 2017 snap election but gained it back in the 2019 general election.

Life and career

Ferrier was born and raised in the King's Park district of Glasgow, attending Holyrood Secondary School. After living with her family in Mallorca for two years, she moved to Rutherglen from 1972 to 1990 and then resided in Darnley. She has lived in the Halfway district of Cambuslang since 2000, where she joined the Rutherglen branch of the SNP in 2011 (in her youth she had been a Scottish Labour Party member).

Before her election to Parliament, she was a commercial sales supervisor for a manufacturing construction company in Motherwell.

Prior to her successful election to Westminster, she had previously been a defeated candidate for the Rutherglen South ward of South Lanarkshire Council in a 2013 by-election (following the death of Cllr Anne Higgins). The councillor voted in ahead of her on that occasion was Gerard Killen.

She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutherglen and Hamilton West after winning the seat at the 2015 United Kingdom general election; she achieved 30,279 votes, 52% of the total cast and a 31% swing from the previous incumbent and their party. She was the first female MP, and the first for the SNP, to be elected in the Rutherglen/Cambuslang portion of the constituency or its predecessor; Winnie Ewing had previously served a short spell as representative of the original Hamilton constituency for the same party.

She claimed £43,000 in expenses during the 2015/16 financial year, a lower figure than several MPs in the neighbouring Glasgow and South Lanarkshire areas.

In April 2017 Ferrier helped to ensure that the Broadband Internet access to the Newton Farm area of Cambuslang (which had been insufficient due to the large number of new homes built in a previously rural location) was upgraded as a priority matter, after correspondence with the Openreach operator.

Ferrier narrowly lost the seat in the June 2017 election to Gerard Killen of the Scottish Labour Party by 265 votes. She was again selected as the SNP candidate for the seat in the 2019 Election, where she defeated Killen on a 5% swing and gained a majority of 5,240 votes or 9.7%.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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