Margaret Ewing

Margaret Ewing
Margaret Ewing
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Moray
In office
6 May 1999 – 21 March 2006
Preceded by New Parliament
Succeeded by Richard Lochhead
Member of the UK Parliament
for Moray
In office
11 June 1987 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Alexander Pollock
Succeeded by Angus Robertson
Member of the UK Parliament
for East Dunbartonshire
In office
10 October 1974 – 3 May 1979
Preceded by Barry Henderson
Succeeded by Norman Hogg
Personal details
Born Margaret Anne McAdam
1 September 1945(1945-09-01)
Lanark, Lanarkshire
Died 21 March 2006(2006-03-21) (aged 60)
Lossiemouth, Morayshire
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Spouse(s) Fergus Ewing
Alma mater University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde

Margaret Anne Ewing (née McAdam; 1 September 1945 - 21 March 2006) was a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) and as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP). She was a candidate for the SNP leadership election in 1990.



She attended the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, and was a teacher before being elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for East Dunbartonshire at the October 1974 election, by just 22 votes, when she was known as Margaret Bain. At one point she burst into tears in the House of Commons when a devolution proposal was defeated. With the downturn in SNP electoral fortunes at the 1979 Election she lost her seat in the House of Commons. She unsuccessfully contested the Strathkelvin and Bearsden constituency at the 1983 Election.

She then worked as a freelance journalist before being re-elected to Westminster at the 1987 election to represent Moray, by which time she was known as Margaret Ewing. She held this seat until standing down at the 2001 general election to concentrate on Holyrood. She stood for the leadership of the SNP in 1990 but lost out to Alex Salmond despite the backing of many prominent SNP members (such as Jim Sillars).

In 1999, at the first Scottish Parliament Election she was returned to represent Moray. She was returned again in 2003.

In August 2005 she had announced that she was not seeking reelection in the 2007 Scottish Parliament elections. The SNP comfortably retained her vacant seat at the by-election which took place on 27 April 2006.


She died from breast cancer, aged 60, on 21 March 2006.


She was married twice: firstly to Donald Bain in 1968 (divorced 1980) and secondly to fellow MSP Fergus Ewing in 1983, who is the son of Winnie Ewing.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Barry Henderson
Member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire
Oct 19741979
Succeeded by
Norman Hogg
Preceded by
Alexander Pollock
Member of Parliament for Moray
Succeeded by
Angus Robertson
Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Moray
Succeeded by
Richard Lochhead
Preceded by
Jim Fairlie
Senior Vice Chairman (Deputy Leader) of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by
Alex Salmond

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