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by Staff reporter
17 March 2016
Farewell to the Scottish Parliament's MSPs who are retiring or stepping down

Farewell to the Scottish Parliament's MSPs who are retiring or stepping down

As many as 24 MSPs are retiring from the Scottish Parliament, including Holyrood’s third and fourth Presiding Officers Alex Fergusson and Tricia Marwick, former First Minister Alex Salmond, former Scottish Conservatives leader Annabel Goldie, former health secretary Malcolm Chisholm and former education secretary Hugh Henry.

Many of the exodus have sat in the Parliament since it was first formed in 1999.

1999 intake

Adam Ingram (SNP, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley)

Kenny MacAskill (SNP, Edinburgh Eastern)

Fiona McLeod (SNP, Strathkelvin and Bearsden)

Alex Salmond (SNP, Aberdeenshire East)

Malcolm Chisholm (Labour, Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Hugh Henry (Labour, Renfrewshire South)

Duncan McNeil (Labour, Greenock and Inverclyde)

Richard Simpson (Labour, Mid Scotland and Fife)

Alex Fergusson (Conservative, Galloway and West Dumfries)

Annabel Goldie (Conservative, West of Scotland)

Jamie McGrigor (Conservative, Highlands and Islands)

Mary Scanlon (Conservative, Highlands and Islands)

Tricia Marwick (Presiding Officer, Mid Fife and Glenrothes)

2003 intake

Rob Gibson (SNP, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Richard Baker (Labour, North East Scotland) (resigned 2016, prior to election)

Nanette Milne (Conservative, North East Scotland)

2007 intake

Dave Thompson (SNP, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)

Margaret McDougall (Labour, West of Scotland)

Gavin Brown (Conservative, Lothian)

2011 intake

Marco Biagi (SNP, Edinburgh Central)

Margaret Burgess (SNP, Cunninghame South)

Graeme Pearson (Labour, South of Scotland)

Drew Smith (Labour, Glasgow)

Cameron Buchanan (Conservative, Lothian) (replaced David McLetchie in 2013)

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