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Patricia Gibson

Patricia Gibson
MP
North Ayrshire and Arran
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Katy Clark
Majority 13,573 (25.2%)
Personal details
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Spouse(s) Kenneth Gibson MSP

Patricia Gibson is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Ayrshire and Arran, having been elected in the 2015 general election.[1]

Background

Patricia was born and educated in Glasgow, gaining a BA (Hons) in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow.

She taught English for over 20 years in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire and for five years served as SNP Education Spokesperson on Glasgow City Council, representing Glasgow Pollok Ward as a councillor for five years from 2007 to 2012.

Patricia first contested North Ayrshire & Arran in 2010, helping to make it the SNP’s fourth most winnable seat in 2015, albeit with a still huge majority to overcome, which she did, with a 23.3% swing, securing a 13,573 majority over the Labour incumbent.

Patricia lives in her constituency, in Kilbirnie.

References

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/election-2015-32594267

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Katy Clark
Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire and Arran
2015–present
Incumbent


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