Mhairi Black

Mhairi Black (/ˈmaːre/,[i] born 12 September 1994) is a Scots politeecian. She haes been the Member o Pairlament for Paisley an Renfrewshire Sooth syne 2015, when she defeatit Labour Shaidae Foreign Secretar Douglas Alexander.[2]

Mhairi Black

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Member o Pairlament
for Paisley an Renfrewshire Sooth
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Precedit biDouglas Alexander
Majority5,684 (12.3%)
Personal details
Born (1994-09-12) 12 September 1994 (age 27)
Paisley, Scotland
Poleetical pairtyScots Naitional Pairty
Alma materVarsity o Glesga
ReligionRoman Catholicism[1]
WabsteidOfficial website

Black is the current Baby o the Hoose as the youngest member in the Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick.[3] When elected in Mey 2015, she wis 20 years an 237 days auld, makkin her the youngest MP electit tae the Hoose o Commons o the Unitit Kinrick syne at least the Reform Act o 1832, replacin James Dickson wha wis 21 years an 67 days auld when electit in 1880.[4]


  1. Ceridwen Lee (27 August 2015). "Fall in number of Catholic MPs in the House of Commons ahead of landmark debate on assisted dying". The Tablet. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. "General Election 2015 Results: Paisley & Renfrewshire South". BBC News. 8 Mey 2015. Retrieved 8 Mey 2015.
  3. Lusher, Adam (8 Mey 2015). "General Election 2015: Mhairi Black: The 20-year-old who could become the youngest MP since 1667". The Independent. Archived frae the original on 31 December 2017. Retrieved 8 Mey 2015.
  4. Furness, Hannah (8 Mey 2015). "Election 2015 results: the weird, wonderful and the downright unexpected". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 Mey 2015.