Aileen Campbell

Aileen Campbell

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Aileen Campbell (born May 18 1980) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP). Campbell was first elected to the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 as a list member for the South of Scotland. At 26 years and 351 days on her election, she was the youngest MSP elected to serve in Parliament in the 2007–2011 session followed by her SNP colleague Jamie Hepburn in second place.

Early life

Campbell grew up on her parents' tenant farm in Perthshire before studying Politics and History at the University of Glasgow.

Campbell was national convener of the SNP youth wing, the Young Scots for Independence. Since graduating, Campbell has worked as editor of construction magazine "Keystone" and was editorial assistant on the short-lived pro-independence newspaper, the "Scottish Standard".

Before her election to Parliament Campbell also worked for Nicola Sturgeon and as a researcher for Shona Robison and Stewart Hosie.


At the 2007 Scottish Parliament election she was the SNP candidate for Clydesdale where she finished second but was subsequently elected as an addition a member for the South of Scotland region due to Campbell being 5th on the SNPs regional list.

Ms Campbell suffered a minor injury on 23 January 2008, receiving medical treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before returning to the parliament for a vote. [ [ BBC NEWS | Scotland | MSP returns despite soup incident ] ] The vote was won by 64 votes to 62. [ [ BBC NEWS | Scotland | Scots budget clears first hurdle ] ]

External links

* [ Scottish Parliament webpage]
* [ Personal website]


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