Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
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Former Labour MP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Former Labour MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2001 — Resigned
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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