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Frank Ross – Local Councillor for Corstorphine/Murrayfield Ward
0131 529 4987
Elected 2012 Councillor for Corstorphine & Murrayfield. Economy Committee (Convenor), Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee, Finance and Resources Committee, Planning Committee/ Development Management Sub-Committee, Planning Local Review Body, Western Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnership.
Claire Bridgman – Local Councillor for Drumbrae/Gyle Ward
Elected 2017 Councillor in Drumbrae Gyle Ward.
Norman Work – Local Councillor for Almond Ward
0131 529 3272
Re-Elected 2012 as Councillor for Almond Ward. Health, Social Care and Housing Committee, Committee on Discretionary Rating Relief Appeals, Almond Neighbourhood Partnership, Lothian Valuation Joint Board/Lothian Electoral Joint Committee, Forth Estuary Transport Authority, Licensing Board, Health and Social Care Partnership.
Ian Hudghton – MEP
First elected to the European Parliament in a 1998 by-election. Served as member of the EU Committee of the Regions. An active member of the SNP since joining the Forfar Branch in 1967. Campaign co-ordinator and election agent, organising memorable victories for John Swinney and Allan Macartney. Elected to Angus District Council in 1986, serving 8 years as Housing Convener. 1994-1996 Depute Leader in Tayside Regional Council. 1996 Full-time Leader of the newly constituted Angus Council. Elected MEP in the 1999 and 2004 European Elections. President of the Scottish National Party since 2005. Serves on the Fisheries and the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committees.
Alyn Smith – MEP
0131 290 2149
Born in Glasgow in 1973, Alyn grew up in Scotland and Saudi Arabia, returning to Scotland in 1986. After completing undergraduate studies at Leeds and Heidelberg, he graduated from Nottingham Law School in 1996 gaining a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw. Alyn was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 and re-elected twice in the SNP victories of the 2009 and 2014 elections. In Parliament, he is a full member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and a substitute member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. He is a full member of both the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula, and the Delegation for relations with Iraq. He is Honorary President of the Young Scots for Independence as well as a member of the SNP’s National Executive Committee.