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Lesley Laird

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Lesley Laird was the Labour Party candidate in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Lesley Laird - here's everything we know so far!

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Lesley Laird was the Labour Party candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Labour Party manifesto.


Lesley Margaret Laird is a Scottish Labour Party politician. She served as the Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party from 2017 to 2019, and as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath from 2017 to 2019. Laird narrowly defeated the sitting MP, Roger Mullin of the SNP, by 259 votes at the 2017 general election.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1958

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Local hustings

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(Past event) Tuesday 3 December 2019 17:30–20:00: Equality Hustings, Fife Centre for Equalities Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Labour Party candidate for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
  • 2017: The 2017 Fife Council local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
  • 2016: The 2016 Scottish Parliament Election (Regions), as the Labour Party candidate for the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife

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