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Mhairi Black

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Mhairi Black

Member o Pairlament
for Paisley an Renfrewshire Sooth
In office
8 May 2015 – 4 Juin 2024
Precedit biDouglas Alexander
Majority5,684 (12.3%)
Personal details
Born (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 29)
Paisley, Scotland
Poleetical pairtyScots Naitional Pairty
Alma materVarsity o Glesga
ReligionRoman Catholicism[1]
WabsteidOfficial website

Mhairi Black (/ˈmaːre/,[i] born 12 September 1994) is a Scots politeecian. She wis the Member o Pairlament for Paisley an Renfrewshire Sooth fae 2015, whan she defaitit Labour Shaidae Foreign Secretar Douglas Alexander[2] til her demission in the 2024 Unitit Kinrick general walin.

Black wis the youngest memmer in the Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick.[3] Whan eleckit in Mey 2015, she wis 20 year an 237 day auld, makkin her the youngest MP eleckit tae the Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick syne at least the Reform Act o 1832, replacin James Dickson wha wis 21 year an 67 day auld whan eleckit in 1880.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ceridwen Lee (27 August 2015). "Fall in number of Catholic MPs in the House of Commons ahead of landmark debate on assisted dying". The Tablet. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. "General Election 2015 Results: Paisley & Renfrewshire South". BBC News. 8 Mey 2015. Retrieved 8 Mey 2015.
  3. Lusher, Adam (8 Mey 2015). "General Election 2015: Mhairi Black: The 20-year-old who could become the youngest MP since 1667". The Independent. Archived frae the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 8 Mey 2015.
  4. Furness, Hannah (8 Mey 2015). "Election 2015 results: the weird, wonderful and the downright unexpected". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.