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Margaret Smith (Scottish politician)

Margaret Smith (born 18 February 1961) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and former MSP for Edinburgh West, a seat she held from the 1999 election until the 2011 election. She was the Scottish Liberal Democrats' Education Spokesperson.

Margaret Smith
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh West
In office
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
Preceded bynew constituency
Majority5,886 (16.9%)
Personal details
Born (1961-02-18) 18 February 1961 (age 58)
Political partyScottish Liberal Democrats
Website[1]

At the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections, she lost her seat to the SNP's Colin Keir who won with a majority of 2689.[1] As the Liberal Democrats failed to win any list seats on the Lothian Region list, Smith was not returned as an MSP.

She was the first openly lesbian MSP.[2]

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh West
1999-2011
Succeeded by
Colin Keir