Joanna Cherry for Edinburgh South West in the UK Parliament elections | Who Can I Vote For? by Democracy Club

Joanna Cherry

Joanna Cherry was a Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate in Edinburgh South West constituency in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 24,830 votes.

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    Joanna Cherry QC has been in practice as an Advocate for about 20 years.

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    She became a QC in 2009 and is ranked by the Legal 500 as one of the leading QCs in Scotland. She previously held the offices of Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government and Advocate Depute and she was one of the first specialist sex crimes prosecutors in the Crown Office’s pioneering National Sex Crimes Unit. She has appeared at the UK Supreme Court on a number of occasions, including twice on behalf of the Lord Advocate.

    She recently co-authored the textbook “Mental Health and Scots Law in Practice’ (2nd edition).

    Joanna has been a member of the SNP since 2008 and is a long term supporter of independence and home rule. During the Referendum she co-founded and led “Lawyers for Yes”, a group of around 200 lawyers who had a high profile during the campaign.

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About Joanna Cherry


Joanna Catherine Cherry is a Scottish politician and lawyer serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South West since 2015. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), she was the party's Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice in the House of Commons from 2015 to 2021.

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Previous Elections

Date Election Party Results
2019 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliament elections Scottish National Party (SNP) 24,830 votes (elected)
2017 Edinburgh South West: 2017 General Election Scottish National Party (SNP) Vote count not available (elected)
2015 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliament elections Scottish National Party (SNP) Vote count not available (elected)

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