Ben Macpherson (politician)

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Ben Macpherson
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Edinburgh Northern and Leith
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Malcolm Chisholm
Majority 6,746
Personal details
Political party Scottish National Party

Ben Macpherson MSP is a Scottish solicitor and politician. He is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency. Macpherson was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2016 election.

Macpherson attended George Heriot’s School [1] and graduated from the University of York with a degree in philosophy and politics. He later studied law at the University of Edinburgh.[2]

He became a member of the SNP in 2005.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Lawyer targets SNP clean sweep of Edinburgh in 2016". Edinburgh Evening News. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 

External links

  • profile at Scottish Parliament website
  • Ben Macpherson profile on SNP website
  • personal website
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