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Preceded by  Anne Begg
Role  Scottish Politician
Majority  7,230 (14.9%)
Party  Scottish National Party
Nationality  Scottish
Name  Callum McCaig

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Born  6 January 1985 (age 30) Aberdeen, Scotland (1985-01-06)
Political party  Scottish National Party
Alma mater  University of Edinburgh
Occupation  Parliamentary Assistant
Similar People  Anne Begg, Ian Blackford, Eilidh Whiteford, Angus MacNeil, William Wolfe
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Education  University of Edinburgh

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Callum McCaig (born 6 January 1985) is a Scottish National Party politician who was Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South from May 2015 until 2017. During his period in the Westminster parliament, he was the SNP's Energy and Climate Change spokesperson in the House of Commons. McCaig was elected as a councillor on Aberdeen City Council in 2007, and was the Leader of Aberdeen City Council from 2011 until 2012.

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Early life

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Born in Aberdeen, he was educated at Cults Academy, before studying at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with an MA (Hons) in Politics. and then worked for the SNP MSP, Maureen Watt, as a Parliamentary Assistant.

Political career

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McCaig was first elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2007, topping the polling in the Kincorth/Loirston ward with 1,883 first preferences and taking the first seat exceeding the quota. Following the election, the Scottish Liberal Democrats formed a coalition with the SNP to run the Council. On 23 May 2011, McCaig took over as leader of the SNP group on the council. After two by-election victories during 2011, the SNP became the largest party on the Council, and in June 2011, their then Council leader stepped down to become Deputy Council leader. As a result, Callum McCaig, who had been acting as Deputy Council leader, became the leader of the Council on 28 June 2011. At the time, at the age of 26 he was one of the youngest council leaders in all of the United Kingdom.

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He was re-elected as a councillor in 2012, having polled 1,389 first preferences and having topped the poll in the ward. After the elections he remained the group leader of an enlarged SNP delegation, but was no longer the Council leader after the Scottish Labour Party group formed an administration with the support of the Conservatives and Independents.

McCaig was elected as the Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South in the 2015 general election, where he won the seat from Labour's Anne Begg with a 20% swing. However, in the United Kingdom general election, 2017, he lost to Ross Thomson of the Conservatives.

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