Andrew Welsh (politician)

Andrew Welsh ( born April 19, 1944 in Glasgow ) is a Scottish politician and member of the Scottish National Party ( SNP). Welsh attended Govan High School in Glasgow, and then graduated from the University of Stirling Master's degrees in History and New History, as well as an educational diploma. He then worked until his election to the British House of Commons as a history teacher in Stirling. Between 1979 and 1984 Welsh worked as a lecturer in economics and administration at Dundee College and then to 1987 at Angus College in Arbroath. Between 1984 and 1987 he was also Provost of Angus.

House of Commons

After Welsh was in 1974 already elected to the Council of the Stirling area, he was a candidate in the general election in October 1974 for the first time at the national level. He won against the Conservatives Jock Bruce - Gardyne the direct mandate of the constituency Angus South and moved for the first time in the House of Commons. In the following general election in 1979 he lost his seat to the Conservatives Peter Fraser. As part of the constituency reform of constituency Angus South was abolished at the end of its term and Welsh competed in the general election in 1983 to the direct mandate of the constituency of East Angus, but which he could gain only at the general election in 1987. In 1992 he defended his seat and stepped on the resolution of the constituency to the end of the legislature in the 1997 General Election for the newly created constituency of Angus and won the direct mandate. At the end of the legislative term Welsh resigned from the House of Commons.

Scottish Parliament

In the first Scottish Parliament elections in 1999 Welsh candidate in the constituency Angus and won by a clear margin the direct mandate. In the parliamentary elections in 2003 and 2007, he defended his position and retired at the end of the legislative period from the Parliament from.