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Mhairi Black

Becomes youngest MP since 17th century

8 May, 2015

Black is elected in the Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency, beating Douglas Alexander by more than 5500 votes (23,548 votes to 17,864), a 27% swing. Alexander held a majority of more than 16,000 before the election. She becomes the youngest MP since the 17th Century.

The people of Scotland are speaking and it’s time for their voice to be heard at Westminster. I make this promise…that is exactly what I plan to do…I think it’s truly because people have awakened to the fact this Westminster establishment has not been serving them and the Labour party in Scotland has not been serving them, and they must’ve felt that Douglas Alexander wasn’t serving them. What people are looking for is that change, an end to austerity and the SNP were the only ones offering that.

On a second referendum:

This election, we have continually said is not about independence, it’s about making sure the Westminster establishment works to the best it possibly can for Scotland.

MP Mhairi Black SNP for Paisley & Renfrewshire South