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Margo McDonald has died

Post by Irn Bru on Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:57 pm

A member of the Scottish Parliament since 1999, the 70-year-old had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Her husband Jim Sillars said: "Today the brightest light in the Scottish political firmament has gone out."

Ms MacDonald, a hugely influential figure in the Scottish independence movement, rose to prominence after winning the Glasgow Govan Westminster by-election for the SNP in 1973.

She later served as an SNP MSP for the Lothian region, before going on to represent the area as an independent member of the Scottish Parliament.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-26883278

One of the most high profile politicians ever to come out of Scotland. Just the sort of politician that I like. She said it like it was and went in like a terrier when arguing her case. Never a Barones or a Lady but she was a better candidate for any of those titles that are handed out like confetti to people who have hardly struck a blow or spoke up for their country.

She was just 'Margo' - she will be sadly missed in Scotland

RIP Margo


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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:05 pm

Very sorry to hear that, she was as straight as a dye and fought for her constituents, would that other politicians, from any part of Britain, were more like her.

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:00 pm

RIP.

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