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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell

007 Mitchell 6-3-14Welcome to my website

Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations. My work both within the Scottish Parliament and my Central Region Constituency is immensely varied, often challenging but never dull!

I hope that you find the site easy to navigate through. In the Constituency section, there will be regular updates in relation to each of the areas which make up the Central Region constituency. The parliamentary section details information in respect of issues in which I am involved on behalf of the people living in Central Scotland.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime and I hope that you find this website useful.

Best wishes

Margaret Mitchell MSP

The costs of this website have been met out of parliamentary resources.

  • Bio

    Born and raised in Coatbridge, Margaret has spent most of her life living and working in Central Scotland. She trained as a teacher and taught in primary and special education schools in Lanarkshire. However, Margaret left the profession in order to study law, and later graduated from Strathclyde University with an LLB and Diploma in Law and Legal Practice.

    Margaret is a former Justice of the Peace and Non-Executive Director of Hairmyres and Stonehouse NHS Trust. In 2003 she was elected as the Scottish Conservative list MSP for Central Scotland parliamentary region and from 2003 to 2007 was the Conservative Party's Justice Spokesperson. Margaret was then appointed as convenor of the parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee a role which she held until 2011 after which Margaret was appointed as the Scottish Conservative Local Government Spokesperson.

    In September 2013, Margaret was re-appointed as the Scottish Conservative Justice Spokesperson and sits on the parliament’s Justice Committee and the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing. Margaret is also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Scotland Branch Executive Committee.

    Margaret is involved with many different cross-party groups (CPG) in the parliament; she is currently convener of the CPG on Dyslexia and of the CPG on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Margaret is also involved with several other CPGs including those on Taiwan and Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism.

    Margaret is married and lives in Bothwell with her husband Henry and their two westies Jack and Jamie. When time allows, she enjoys photography, cycling, golf and sailing.