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Iain Smith (Scottish politician)
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Iain Smith (born May 1, 1960) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Fife.

He was elected to the first Scottish Parliament in May 1999 to represent his home constituency of North East Fife. He is a graduate of Newcastle University.

Before becoming an MSP, he was a Councillor and Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Fife Council. Iain was also Constituency Organiser for North East Fife Liberal Democrats, and had been Menzies Campbell MP's Constituency Agent.

In the Scottish Parliament Iain is Convenor of the Education Committee and substitute member for the Finance Committee. Between 1999 and 2000 he was Deputy Business Manager and Chief Whip in the government of First Minister Donald Dewar.

Along with bisexual Green politician Patrick Harvie and Smith's Liberal Democrat colleague lesbian Margaret Smith, he is one of three openly LGBT members of the Scottish Parliament.[1]

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