Cathie Craigie

Cathie Craigie (born 14 April 1954) was a Scottish Labour politician who served as Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency from 1999 to 2011.

Cathie Craigie
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Craigie in 2009
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
In office
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byJamie Hepburn
Personal details
Born (1954-04-14) 14 April 1954 (age 66)
Stirling, Scotland
NationalityScottish
Political partyScottish Labour Party

Early life and careerEdit

Craigie was born in Stirling on 14 April 1954.[1] She was a district councillor of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth from 1984 to 1994 and district leader from 1994 to 1996. She served as a North Lanarkshire councillor between 1996 and 1999.[2]

Parliamentary careerEdit

Craigie was first elected to the Scottish Parliament at the 1999 election.[3] She was re-elected to represent the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency in 2003 with a majority of 520 votes[4] and in 2007 with an increased majority of 2,079.[5] However, at the 2011 election, she lost her seat to Jamie Hepburn of the Scottish National Party (SNP) by 3,459 votes.[6]

Craigie was a member of the Justice Committee and the Petitions Committee in the Scottish Parliament.[7] She was the first woman to successfully steer a Member's Bill, The Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act, which provides greater protection for those facing repossession, through the parliament. Craigie was also the convenor of the Cross-Party group on Deafness, and was in the process of steering a British Sign Language Bill through the Scottish Parliament before losing her seat.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Craigie, Cathie". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U12224. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Labour losers at the Scottish election". BBC News. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Cathie Craigie". www.parliament.scot. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Scottish elections: the key seats". The Guardian. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS | Election 2007 | Scottish Parliament | Election Result: Cumbernauld & Kilsyth". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Election results 2011: Scottish parliament results in full". The Guardian. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Cathie Craigie". www.parliament.scot. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Curtainsfor Cathie". www.cumbernauld-news.co.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2020.

External linksEdit

Scottish Parliament
New constituency Member of Scottish Parliament for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
19992011
Succeeded by
Jamie Hepburn