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Patricia Josephine Ferguson (born 24 September 1958, Glasgow) was a Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, a seat which she held since 2011, having previously (1999-2011) been an MSP for the then Glasgow Maryhill constituency. She lost her seat to the SNP's Bob Doris at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
|Member of the Scottish Parliament |
for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn
Glasgow Maryhill (1999-2011)
6 May 1999 – 23 May 2016
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Bob Doris|
|Born||24 September 1958|
|Political party||Scottish Labour Party|
Ferguson was educated at Garnethill Convent Secondary School in Glasgow, and at Glasgow College of Technology, where she obtained an HNC in Public Administration. She spent part of her childhood living in the city's Red Road Flats.
Member of the Scottish ParliamentEdit
After being elected as MSP for Glasgow Maryhill in May 1999 she was Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and, more recently, as a member of the Parliament's Standards and Procedures Committees. She led the British-Irish Parliamentary Body delegation.
She was first appointed to the Scottish Executive Cabinet in November 2001 as Minister for Parliament when Jack McConnell became First Minister and was re-appointed as Minister for Parliamentary Business after the 2003 election. She became Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport in October 2004.
She is married to former Labour MSP Bill Butler.
- "Red Road flats: Glasgow city officials apologise for botched demolition". the Guardian. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
- Patricia Ferguson Personal website
- Scottish Parliament biography
- Patricia Ferguson Biography at Labour party website
|New constituency|| Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill
| Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport
| Minister for Parliamentary Business
| Minister for Gaelic
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