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Elaine Smith (Scottish politician)

Elaine Smith
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Coatbridge and Chryston
Assumed office
6 May 1999
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 4,510 (17.5%)
Personal details
Born (1963-05-07) 7 May 1963
Political party Scottish Labour Party

Elaine Smith (born 7 May 1963, Coatbridge) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Coatbridge and Chryston constituency since 1999.

She was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999,[1] and subsequently returned in 2003,[2] 2007[3] and 2011.

On 11 May 2011, Smith was elected to serve as one of two Deputy Presiding Officers of the Scottish Parliament.

Smith has been criticised for allegedly comparing same sex marriage to polygamy. [4]


  1. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 1 (1999-2003): Elaine Smith MSP".  
  2. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (2003-2007): Elaine Smith MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (2007-2011): Elaine Smith MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  4. ^

External links

  • Elaine Smith MSP official biography page at the Scottish Parliament website
  • Elaine Smith MSP profile at the site of Scottish Labour
Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency Created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Coatbridge and Chryston

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