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Alasdair Morrison (politician)

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Preceded by  New Parliament
Name  Alasdair Morrison
Nationality  Scottish
Role  Politician

Party  Scottish Labour Party
Residence  Isle of Lewis
Succeeded by  Alasdair Allan
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Born  18 November 1968 (age 47) (1968-11-18)
Religion  Free Church of Scotland

Political party  Scottish Labour Party

Alasdair Morrison (Gaelic: Alasdair Moireasdan) is a Scottish Labour Party politician. He was born on 18 November 1968 in Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides. He was educated at Paible School, North Uist, and the Nicolson Institute, Isle of Lewis.

Alasdair Morrison worked for the BBC in Inverness, Glasgow and Stornoway. He was employed as a news reporter and contributed to television and radio news programmes in both Gaelic and English. Until 1999, he was the Editor of the Gaelic newspaper, An Gàidheal Ùr.

Elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 1999 as the member for the Western Isles constituency, Alasdair served as Deputy Minister for Highlands and Islands and Gaelic and as Deputy Minister for Enterprise & Lifelong Learning and Gaelic in the Scottish Executive until November 2001. Alasdair was a member of the Environment and Rural Development Committee Scottish Parliament. He was re-elected as the Western Isles Member of the Scottish Parliament in 2003.

He lost his seat in the 2007 election to Alasdair Allan of the Scottish National Party where he was one of only two candidates in the entire election to win over 40% of the votes cast in their constituency and not win the seat, the other being Jamie Hepburn in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

At the 2015 general election he contested the Na h-Eileanan an Iar seat, losing to the sitting SNP MP Angus MacNeil.

References

Alasdair Morrison (politician) Wikipedia


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