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Daniel Johnson (Scottish politician)

Daniel Guy Johnson MSP is a Scottish politician who is a Scottish Labour Party Member of Scottish Parliament for the constituency of Edinburgh Southern.[1]

Daniel Johnson
David Johnson MSP.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh Southern
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Jim Eadie
Majority 1,123
Personal details
Political party Scottish Labour Party

Early lifeEdit

Johnson was educated at Bonaly Primary School and Daniel Stewart's and Melville College.[2] He graduated from the University of St Andrews in philosophy and from the University of Strathclyde in management.

Political careerEdit

Johnson joined the Labour party at the age of 17.[2] In January 2014, he was selected by party members as a candidate for Edinburgh Southern at the 2016 election.[2]

Winning Edinburgh Southern in 2016 gave Johnson the first Labour gain in Scotland since 2007 elections.