Ian Hudghton

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Ian Hudghton

Ian Hudghton MEP, Strasbourg - Diliff.jpg
President of the Scottish National Party
Assumed office
September 2005
Leader Alex Salmond
Nicola Sturgeon
Preceded by Winnie Ewing
Member of the European Parliament
for Scotland
Assumed office
10 June 1999
Preceded by Office established
Member of the European Parliament
for North East Scotland
In office
26 November 1998 – 10 June 1999
Preceded by Allan Macartney
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born (1951-09-19) 19 September 1951 (age 67)
Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Website www.hudghtonmep.eu

Ian Stewart Hudghton (born 19 September 1951) is a Scottish politician, and is a current Scottish National Party Member of the European Parliament for Scotland.

He has been a Member of the European Parliament since 1998,[1] when he won his seat in a rare European Parliamentary by-election, after the death of sitting SNP MEP Allan Macartney.[2]

Since the 2004 European elections, he sits as a member and is currently Vice-President of the currently seven-strong European Free Alliance Group in the Parliament, which retains its own identity within the joint Green-European Free Alliance Group.[3]

He is a member of the Fisheries, Internal Market and Consumer Protection, and Transport and Tourism committees.

Before becoming an MEP he had been a successful election agent for John Swinney and Allan Macartney, a District and Regional Councillor and the first elected leader of the unitary Angus Council after its foundation in 1995/6.

In September 2005 Hudghton was elected as President of the SNP, following the retirement of Winnie Ewing.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "MEPs: Ian Hudghton: History of parliamentary service". European Parliament. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  2. ^ "UK Politics: Labour 'humiliated' as SNP holds Euro-seat". BBC News. 27 November 1998. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  3. ^ "European Free Alliance". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "SNP President re-elected". Arbroath Herald. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • profile on SNP website
  • European Parliament website
  • The Greens/European Free Alliance Group
Party political offices
Preceded by
Winnie Ewing
President of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by

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