Mary Scanlon MSP Highlands and Islands, Conservative, Scottish Conservatives Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning


Mary Scanlon

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 Conservatives: Spokesperson for: Health and Community Care 1999-2003, Communities 2003-06, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing 2007-10, Shadow Minister for: Health, Housing, Communities and Sport 2010-11, Health 2011, Spokesperson for: Health 2011, Energy, Enterprise and Tourism 2011-13; Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2011-14; Scottish Conservatives Spokesperson for Education and Lifelong Learning 2013-.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Public Audit; Education and Culture.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber constituency 1999 and 2003 Scottish Parliament elections, Moray constituency 2006 Scottish Parliament by-election and 2007 Scottish Parliament election, and Inverness and Nairn constituency 2011 Scottish Parliament election. MSP for Highlands and Islands region 1999-2006, and since 3 May 2007.
  • Political interests

    Economy, EU, employment, health, education.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Group: Convener 2007, Deputy Convener 2008-11; Convener Chronic Pain Group 2007-12; Mental Health Group: Deputy Convener 2007-11, 2012-13, Convener 2013-; Deputy Convener: Obesity Group 2008, Heart Disease and Stroke Group 2008-11, Alzheimer's Group 2008-11, Drug and Alcohol Misuse Group 2008-11, Credit Unions Group 2009-11, Muscular Dystrophy Group 2011-13; Convener, Scotch Whisky Group 2011-; Deputy Convener: Video Games Technology Group 2011-13, Russia Group 2012-; Convener: Oil and Gas Group 2012-13, Dementia Group 2014-.
  • Countries of interest

    Eastern Europe, EU.
  • International bodies

    Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

Election record for Highlands and Islands, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 47.5%
Labour 14.5%
Conservative 11.6%
Name Party Seats Votes % of votes
John Finnie, Jean Urquhart, Mike MacKenzie Scottish National Party 3 85,082 47.5
Rhoda Grant, David Stewart Labour 2 25,884 14.5
Jamie McGrigor, Mary Elizabeth Scanlon Conservative 2 20,843 11.6
Turnout %

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