Kenny MacAskill MSP Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party


Kenny MacAskill

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish National Party: Shadow Minister for: Transport and the Environment 1999-2000, Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 2000-01, Tourism, Transport and Telecommunications 2001-04, Justice 2004-07; Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2006-07; Cabinet Secretary for Justice 2007-14.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Public Petitions.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency 1999 and 2003 Scottish Parliament elections. MSP for Lothians region 1999-2007, and for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh constituency 2007-11, and for Edinburgh Eastern constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • Party groups

    Scottish National Party: Vice-convener, policy, Spokesperson for Poll Tax, National treasurer 2000-01.

Election record for Edinburgh Eastern, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 47.36%
Lab/Co-op 40.09%
Conservative 8.56%
Name Party Votes % of votes
MacAskill, Kenny Scottish National Party 14,552 47.36
Aitken, Ewan Lab/Co-op 12,319 40.09
Buchanan, Cameron Conservative 2,630 8.56
Veart, Martin Liberal Democrat 1,227 3.99
Majority 2,233 votes
Electorate 55,773
Turnout (30,728) 55.09%

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