Alasdair Morgan


Alasdair Morgan

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term_start2 = 6 May 1999
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term_start3 = 1 May 1997
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Alasdair Morgan (born April 21, 1945) is a Scottish politician. He has been a Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for the South of Scotland region 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 Parliament for 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 Parliament and became a constituency member 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 System seat 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 Parliament and so must remain impartial while he is in the Presiding Officer's chair.


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