Andrew Welsh (politician)
Andrew Paton Welsh Glasgow) is a Scottish politician. He was the Scottish National Party Member of Parliament (MP) for South Angus from 1974–1979, East Angus from 1987–1997 and Angus from 1997–2001. He was the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Angus 1999–2011.(born 19 April 1944 in
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
6 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
|Preceded by||new constituency|
|Member of the UK Parliament|
East Angus (1987–1997)
11 June 1987 – 14 May 2001
|Preceded by||Peter Fraser|
|Succeeded by||Michael Weir|
|Member of the UK Parliament|
for South Angus
10 October 1974 – 3 May 1979
|Preceded by||Jock Bruce-Gardyne|
|Succeeded by||Peter Fraser|
|Born||19 April 1944|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||Glasgow University|
House of Commons
In June 1998, he was announced as a SNP candidate for the newly formed Scottish Parliament in the elections that would take place the following year. Welsh was elected the first Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Scottish Parliament constituency of Angus in May 1999. He was appointed to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) during first years of the Parliament, when the various systems within the Parliament needed to be set up. He served on the SPCB until January 2006, making him the longest serving member of that body. He was Convener of the Finance Committee from June 2007 to March 2011. Andrew Welsh retired as an MSP when his term ended on 22 March 2011, ahead of the 2011 election.
From 1984 until 1987, he served as the Provost of Angus, the leader of Angus District Council and served on the Governing Court of the University of Dundee. Before being re-elected to the House of Commons at the 1987 General Election, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Business Administration at Arbroath College in Angus.
- SNP spokesperson, local government, housing and education (1997–2005)
- SNP chief whip (1989–1997)
- SNP chief whip (1978–1979)
- SNP deputy chief whip (1976–1977)
- SNP spokesperson, agriculture (1976–1979)
- SNP spokesperson, self-employed and small businesses (1975–1979)
- SNP spokesperson, local government (1974–1978)
- SNP spokesperson, housing (1974–1978)
Honours and awards
In May 2012, Welsh became a freeman of the County of Angus. In January 2013, he was announced as a Deputy Lieutenant for Angus.
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- "UK Politics: SNP names Scots parliament candidates". BBC News. 16 June 1998.
- "Previous MSPs: Session 1 (12 May 1999-31 March 2003): Andrew Welsh". Scottish Parliament. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- "Angus MSP Andrew Welsh to retire". STV News. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
- "MSP Margo in bid to join the management". The Scotsman. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- "Previous MSPs: Session 2 (1 May 2003-2 April 2007): Andrew Welsh". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- "Previous MSPs: Session 3 (3 May 2007-22 March 2011): Andrew Welsh". Scottish Parliament. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- "Former SNP bright lights say no to Holyrood comeback". The Scotsman. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "New deputies for the county of Angus". Forfar Dispatch. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for South Angus
October 1974 – 1979
| Member of Parliament for East Angus
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for Angus
| Member of the Scottish Parliament for Angus