Margaret Ferrier

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Margaret Ferrier
Member of Parliament
for Rutherglen and Hamilton West
In office
8 May 2015 – 3 May 2017
Preceded by Tom Greatrex
Succeeded by Ged Killen
Personal details
Born (1960-09-10) 10 September 1960 (age 56)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Political party Scottish National Party

Margaret Ferrier (born 1960)[1] is a Scottish National Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutherglen and Hamilton West from 2015 until 2017.

Life and career[edit]

Ferrier was born and raised in Glasgow, and moved to Rutherglen from 1972 to 1990, she has lived in the Halfway district of Cambuslang since 2000, where she joined the Rutherglen branch of the SNP in 2011. Before her election to Parliament, she was a commercial sales supervisor for a manufacturing construction company in Motherwell.[1]

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.[2]

She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rutherglen and Hamilton West after winning the seat at the United Kingdom general election 2015;[3][4] she achieved 30,279 votes, 52% of the total cast and a 31% swing from the previous incumbent and their party.

Ferrier lost the seat in the June 2017 election to Gerard Killen of the Scottish Labour Party after losing 15% of her vote total.[5][6]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Tom Greatrex
Member of Parliament
for Rutherglen and Hamilton West

20152017
Succeeded by
Ged Killen