- Aileen Campbell
name = Aileen Campbell
honorific-suffix = MSP
constituency_MP = South of Scotland
parliament = Scottish
3 May 2007
birth_date = Birth date and age|1980|05|18|df=yes
Scottish National Party
University of Glasgow
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 Parliamenton 3 May 2007as 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 Hepburnin second place.
Campbell grew up on her parents'
tenant farmin 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 Sturgeonand as a researcher for Shona Robisonand Stewart Hosie.
2007 Scottish Parliament electionshe 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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7205502.stm BBC NEWS | Scotland | MSP returns despite soup incident ] ] The vote was won by 64 votes to 62. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7203100.stm BBC NEWS | Scotland | Scots budget clears first hurdle ] ]
* [http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/aileen_campbell/index.htm Scottish Parliament webpage]
* [http://www.aileencampbell.com/ Personal website]
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