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Friday, 24 November, 2000, 02:20 GMT
Bill Butler: Biography
Bill Butler, 44, has been elected as Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Anniesland constituency, replacing the late First Minister Donald Dewar.

Occupation: English teacher in Rutherglen and member of Glasgow City Council for the east end ward of Tollcross Park.

Bill Butler
Personal: Brought up in the constituency and still lives there his wife Patricia Ferguson in Knightswood.

She is a Glasgow Labour MSP and deputy presiding officer in the Scottish Parliament.

Political career: A serving councillor in Glasgow and convener of the Campaign for Socialism.

Elected two years ago to Labour's national executive committee as a member of the grass-roots alliance.

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