11 Facts About Ann McKechin


Ann McKechin was born on 22 April 1961 and is a former British Labour Party politician and was Member of Parliament for Glasgow Maryhill from 2001 until 2005 and Glasgow North from 2005 to 2015.


Ann McKechin was a junior minister under Gordon Brown before becoming a member of Shadow Cabinet of Ed Miliband.


Ann McKechin lost her seat to the Scottish National Party in the landslide at the 2015 general election.


Ann McKechin joined the Glasgow-based Pacitti Jones solicitors in 1983 as a solicitor, becoming a partner in 1990, she left the practice in 2000.


Ann McKechin was selected as a candidate for the 1999 European election, but failed to be elected.


Ann McKechin was elected to the House of Commons at the 2001 general election for the Glasgow Maryhill constituency, following the retirement of the previous Labour MP, Maria Fyfe.


Ann McKechin retained the Maryhill seat with a majority of nearly 10,000 votes.

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Ann McKechin served on a number of select committees including; Scottish Affairs and International Development.


Ann McKechin replaced David Cairns as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Scotland Office on 16 September 2008.


In October 2010, Ann McKechin was elected to the Shadow Cabinet and appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, but was replaced by Margaret Curran in shadow cabinet reshuffle on 7 October 2011.


Ann McKechin lost her seat to Patrick Grady of the Scottish National Party at the 2015 general election.