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Roger Mullin Wikipedia
William Arthur Roger Mullin (born 12 March 1948) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath from May 2015, until being defeated at the 2017 snap general election .
Roger Mullin graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a M.A. Honours degree in Sociology in 1977. He is a Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development since 1988 and also holds a Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Stirling, lecturing postgraduates on Applied Decision Theory, The Political Environment, and Organisation Change. He writes a monthly column in The Times Educational Supplement Scotland and works as an educational consultant.
Mullin joined the SNP in 1966. He is a former Vice-convener of the Scottish National Party. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the SNP in the Paisley North by-election, 1990 where he received 29.4% of the vote and was also unsuccessful in Paisley North in the 1992 UK general election. He fought three other elections unsuccessfully for the SNP.
His wife, Barbara, was an unsuccessful candidate for the SNP in the 1992 UK general election in the Ayr constituency.
In January 2015, Mullin was selected as a candidate for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency in the 2015 UK general election. At the election on 7 May, Mullin received 27,628 votes and 52.2% of the vote, winning a majority of 9,974 over the Labour Party whose incumbent MP, Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister, had retired in what had been Labour's safest seat in Scotland. Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath saw a turnout of 69.73% the highest recorded for this constituency.Public and Third Sector Leadership (Emerald Publishing), London, 2014.
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