Mhairi Black, youngest elected MP in United Kingdom
Mhairi Black at the age of 20 became the youngest elected Member of Parliament (MP) in United Kingdom in over 300 years.
She was elected as MP to House of Commons i.e. lower house of UK Parliament from Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mhairi Black represents Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP). In this general election she defeated Labour Party’s election chief and a former Cabinet minister Douglas Alexander by over 6000 votes by gaining total 17864 votes.
Mhairi Black is student at the University of Glasgow and currently in her final year of a Politics and Public Policy degree.
It should be noted that, in 1667 Christopher Monck, Earl of Torrington at the age 13 was the youngest the MP in United Kingdom.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2015