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Patricia Gibson MP (born 12 May 1968) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Ayrshire and Arran, having been elected in the 2015 general election.[1]

Patricia Gibson

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Member of Parliament
for North Ayrshire and Arran
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded byKaty Clark
Majority3,633 (7.7%)
Personal details
Born (1968-05-12) 12 May 1968 (age 51)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Kenneth Gibson
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow

BackgroundEdit

Gibson was born and educated in Glasgow, gaining a BA (Hons) in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow.

She taught English for over twenty years in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire and for five years, served as SNP Education Spokesperson on Glasgow City Council; representing Glasgow Pollok Ward as a councillor for five years from 2007-12.

Gibson first contested North Ayrshire & Arran in 2010, helping to make it the SNP’s fourth-most winnable seat in 2015, albeit with a still huge majority to overcome, which she did, with a 23.3% swing, securing a 13,573 majority over the sitting Labour MP.

In the 2017 General Election the seat became marginal again with the SNP’s fortunes on the wane; Gibson won with a majority of 3,633 votes over the Scottish Conservative Party.

Gibson lives in Kilbirnie, which is in her constituency.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election 2015". BBC News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Katy Clark
Member of Parliament
for North Ayrshire and Arran

2015–present
Incumbent