Deidre Brock was elected as SNP MP for Edinburgh North and Leith on May 7th 2015 with 23742 votes, taking 40.9% of the vote.
Deidre worked for Rob Gibson MSP before being elected as a SNP Councillor on the City of Edinburgh Council for the Leith Walk ward in 2007. In 2012 she was re-elected, and also became the Deputy Lord Provost for Council. Being elected for Parliament in 2015 made Deidre the first SNP representative, and the first woman, to hold the seat at either a Westminster or Scottish Parliament level.
Deidre studied English at Curtin University and acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In 1990, while working as an actor she appeared in an episode of the soap opera Home and Away. She moved to Scotland in 1996.
Edinburgh North & Leith
Date of Birth
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