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Joanna Cherry

Joanna Cherry was a Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate in Edinburgh South West constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election. They received 12,446 votes.

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Joanna Cherry KC 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 KCs 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.

This statement was last updated on June 10, 2024.

This statement was added by Joanna Cherry, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Joanna Cherry was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto.

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About Joanna Cherry


Joanna Catherine Cherry is a Scottish politician and lawyer who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South West from 2015 until 2024. 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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Joanna Cherry's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliamentary general election Scottish National Party (SNP) 12,446 votes (not elected) 2nd / 8 candidates
2019 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliamentary general election Scottish National Party (SNP) 24,830 votes (elected) 1st / 7 candidates
2017 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliamentary general election Scottish National Party (SNP) 17,575 votes (elected) 1st / 4 candidates
2015 Edinburgh South West: UK Parliamentary general election Scottish National Party (SNP) 22,168 votes (elected) 1st / 6 candidates
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