- Alasdair Morgan
name = Alasdair Morgan
honorific-suffix = MSP
constituency_MP = South of Scotland
parliament = Scottish
term_start = 1 May 2003
constituency_MP2 = Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
parliament2 = Scottish
term_start2 = 6 May 1999
term_end2 = 1 May 2003
predecessor2 = "new constituency"
successor2 = Alex Fergusson
constituency_MP3 = Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
parliament3 = Parliament of the United Kingdom!UK
term_start3 = 1 May 1997
term_end3 = 7 June 2001
successor3 = Peter Duncan
birth_date = Birth date and age|1945|04|21|df=yes
Scottish National Party
Alasdair Morgan (born April 21, 1945) is a Scottish politician. He has been a
Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliamentfor the South of Scotlandregion since 2003. He First joined the SNP in 1974, where he has been active ever since in the party.
He had previously been a
Member of Parliamentfor Galloway and Upper Nithsdale at Westminster. He was elected at the 1997 general election and served for a time as leader of the SNP group in the House of Commons, but stepped down at the 2001 general election.
He then stood for the
Scottish Parliamentand became a constituencymember for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale, between 1999 and 2003. where he held a majority of 3201. In The 2003 election, he lost his constituency seat to Alex Ferguson of the Scottish Conservative Party, by just 99 votes. However he has held the Additional Member Systemseat since 2003. During this Parliament, Morgan held such positions as Chief Whip and Business Manager. Also he was Deputy Convener of the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee. In May 2003 to September 2004 Morgan was also appointed as Scottish Parliamentary Group Convener.
In May 2007 Morgan became a
Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliamentand so must remain impartial while he is in the Presiding Officer's chair.
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