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Steven Paterson Wikipedia
Steven Alexander Paterson (born 25 April 1975) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician and formerly the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stirling between 2015 and 2017.
Paterson was born in Stirling Royal Infirmary on 25 April 1975. He is the elder of two children born to Peter Paterson and Janice Paterson (née McGill). His father was an English teacher at St Modan's High School in Stirling as well as a local historian and his mother was a nurse with the local health board.
Paterson was educated at Cambusbarron Primary School and Stirling High School. He then studied Publishing at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and History and Politics at Stirling University where he graduated with Honours.
In 2006, he was appointed as Media and Communications Manager to the SNP MSP Bruce Crawford. He was elected to Stirling Council in the Stirling Council election, 2007 for the Stirling East ward where he topped the poll with 1,821 first preferences. In the Stirling Council election, 2012 he was re-elected, again topping the poll, with 1,278 first preferences.
In January 2013, Paterson was appointed deputy SNP group leader at Stirling Council.
On 15 January 2015, he was chosen as the SNP candidate to contest Stirling constituency at the [[United Kingdom general election, 2015|general election on 7 May. He came first after receiving 23,783 first preference votes with a 45.6% share of the vote to achieve a 10,480 majority over Labour where their incumbent MP, Anne McGuire, retired.
On 30 June 2015, he announced his intention to stand down as Councillor for the Stirling East ward.
On 1 July 2015, Paterson made his maiden speech in the House of Commons. He was appointed to the SNP Westminster Group’s Defence Team which is led by SNP Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara MP.
Paterson was defeated at the 2017 General Election by the Conservative candidate Stephen Kerr who gained the seat by 148 votes.