Patricia Gibson

Patricia Gibson (born 12 May 1968) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Ayrshire and Arran since winning the seat at the 2015 general election.[1]

Patricia Gibson

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Gibson in 2020
SNP Spokesperson for Consumer Affairs
Assumed office
20 June 2017
LeaderIan Blackford
Member of Parliament
for North Ayrshire and Arran
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byKaty Clark
Majority8,521 (17.7%)
Personal details
Born (1968-05-12) 12 May 1968 (age 52)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Kenneth Gibson
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow

Early Life and CareerEdit

Gibson was born and educated in Glasgow. She received a BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow. She taught English for over twenty years.[2][3]

Political CareerEdit

In 2007, Gibson was elected to the Glasgow City Council as a councilor for the Greater Pollock ward,[4] on which she served until 2012. While on the council, she was the SNP's spokesperson for education on the Glasgow city council.[2]

In the 2010 election, Gibson contested the North Ayrshire & Arran constituency, achieving a 2.3% swing from Labour to the SNP, however lost to the incumbent Katy Clark.[5]

In the 2015 election she was elected the MP for North Ayrshire & Arran, winning a majority of 13,573 votes.[6] Between July 2015 and May 2017 Gibson was a member of the Procedure Committee.[1]

Gibson was reelected as the MP for North Ayrshire & Arran in the 2017 election, however with a reduced majority of 3,633 votes over the Conservative candidate David Rocks.[7] In June 2017 she was appointed the SNP spokesperson for Consumer Affairs. Between September 2017 and 6 November 2019, Gibson was a member of the Backbench Business Committee.[1]

Gibson was again reelected as the MP for North Ayrshire & Arran in the 2019 election, with an increased majority of 8,521 votes.[8] Since March 2020, she has been a member of the Backbench Business Committee.[1]

Personal LifeEdit

Gibson lives in Kilbirnie, which is within in her parliamentary constituency.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Parliamentary career for Patricia Gibson - MPs and Lords - UK Parliament". members.parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Patricia Gibson". Scottish National Party. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ "About". patriciagibson. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Local and European Election Results 2007" (PDF). p. 43.
  5. ^ "BBC News | Election 2010 | Constituency | Ayrshire North & Arran". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  6. ^ "North Ayrshire and Arran (Constituency) 2015 results - General election results - UK Parliament". electionresults.parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  7. ^ "North Ayrshire and Arran (Constituency) 2017 results - General election results - UK Parliament". electionresults.parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  8. ^ "North Ayrshire and Arran (Constituency) 2019 results - General election results - UK Parliament". electionresults.parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

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

2015–present
Incumbent