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Jenny Gilruth (born 1984 or 1985) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Mid Fife and Glenrothes since 2016.[1]

Jenny Gilruth

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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Fife and Glenrothes
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byTricia Marwick
Majority8,276
Personal details
Political partyScottish National Party
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Websitewww.jennygilruthmsp.scot

Early lifeEdit

Gilruth is from Ceres, Fife, she was educated at Madras College, St Andrews[2] and lives in Markinch. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in sociology and politics.[2] Before becoming an MSP, she was a Principal Teacher of Social Subjects at a Fife Secondary School, she was previously a National Qualifications Development Officer at Education Scotland, and prior to that taught Modern Studies at the Royal High School, in Edinburgh.[3] Gilruth also marked exams for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and is a published author.[4]

Political careerEdit

In April 2016 she was nominated as the SNP’s candidate for Mid Fife and Glenrothes in the Scottish Parliament election on 5 May 2016.[5] She won the seat with 15,555 votes, an unprecedented 54.9% of the vote, with a majority of 8,236; more than double the votes cast for second-place candidate Kay Morrison of Scottish Labour.[6] She succeeded Tricia Marwick, who had been the Presiding Officer in the 4th Scottish Parliament (2011–16).[7]

Personal lifeEdit

On 15 July 2017, it was announced she was in a relationship with Kezia Dugdale, who was at that time leader of Scottish Labour.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mid Fife and Glenrothes". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b Alexander, Michael (29 April 2016). "Scottish Election 2016: 'Tricia Marwick has been such an inspiration', says SNP candidate". The Courier. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Royal High students to host panel event in BBC competition". The Scotsman. 23 March 2010. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/National-Modern-Studies-Course-Notes/dp/0007504950
  5. ^ Stark, Jim (5 April 2016). "SNP choose candidate for Mid Fife seat". Central Fife Times. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Mid Fife and Glenrothes". BBC News. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Scottish Election 2016: 'Tricia Marwick has been such an inspiration', says SNP candidate". thecourier.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Kezia Dugdale in relationship with SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth". BBC News. 15 July 2017. Archived from the original on 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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