Alan Reid was re-elected MP for Arygll and Bute in May 2010 with a majority of 3,431.
Alan Reid entered Parliament at his fourth attempt in 2001, holding this Liberal Democrat seat.
Alan Reid was educated at Ayr Academy, the University of Strathclyde and Bell College. Before entering Parliament, he was a Computer Project Manager at Glasgow University; he is a member of the Association of University Teachers (AUT). His interests include chess [he is reputedly Parliament's most accomplished player], walking and reading.
Alan was Renfrew District Councillor from 1988-96; he served as Vice-Convener, Scottish Liberal Democrats 1994-8, Election Agent for Argyll & Bute, 1999, and a Member of the Scottish Party Executive to 2003.
From 2005-07 he joined the Department of Trade & Industry team. He was a Junior Whip and Scottish Spokesperson on Common Fisheries Policy Reform, 2001-05, and a member of the Select Committees on Broadcasting, 2001-05. In 2007 Alan became Shadow Northern Ireland and Scotland Minister and continues to do so under Nick Clegg.
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Date of Birth
7 August 1954