Annabelle Ewing

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Annabelle Ewing

Annabelle Ewing (born 20 August 1960) is a Scottish politician, and former Scottish National Party (SNP) member of Parliament for Perth. She attended Craigholme School in Glasgow and Glasgow University, where she graduated with a law degree.

Before becoming an MP, Annabelle was an EC lawyer in Brussels and ran a small legal practice.

She lives in Perthshire, and is a member of what is perhaps Scottish politics' best-known 'clan'. Her mother is SNP President, Winnie Ewing, who in the past was a member of three different parliaments - Westminster, the Scottish Parliament and the European Parliament. She is sister to MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament) Fergus Ewing, and sister-in-law to Margaret Ewing, who is also an MSP and a former Westminster MP.

Ms Ewing is a member of both Shelter and Amnesty International.

Annabelle has been involved in a number of Parliamentary campaigns, including fighting for the rights of Hepatitis C sufferers, and working to gain a public enquiry into the events at Deepcut Barracks, where James Collinson, a constituent, died on March 23, 2002.

She was elected to Roseanna Cunningham's old seat in 2001, defeating the Conservative candidate by just 48 votes, giving her the slimmest majority in Scotland. In the 2005 election, following a radical boundary revision, she contested the new constituency of Ochil and South Perthshire, but lost it to the Labour party candidate, Gordon Banks.

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