Rutherglen & Hamilton West
Margaret lives in Halfway, South Lanarkshire with her 22-year-old daughter Caitlin, who has recently qualified as a primary school teacher.
Prior to her election as the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Margaret worked as a Sales Manager for a blue chip manufacturing construction company in Motherwell.
Margaret was born and bred in Glasgow, moved to Rutherglen in 1972-1990 and has lived in Cambuslang for 15 years. She was an elected community councillor within Halfway and as a member of both Amnesty International and Scottish CND has always been a fierce advocate of human rights, social justice, and nuclear disarmament.
She has worked as a volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau giving her an insight into how invaluable a service the CAB delivers for many people who have no other route to go down and are desperate for advice.
Since her election, Margaret has been incredibly active at Westminster. In addition to taking part in debates and business in the chamber, she received widespread praise for securing an important debate on the transportation of nuclear warheads, and is one of the named sponsors on the Food Waste (Reduction) Bill.
Margaret is the SNP Spokesperson on the Scotland Office and a Member of Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster.