Alyn Smith

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Alyn Smith
Alyn Smith (born 1973) is an SNP politician and MEP for Scotland.

Early life and career

He was born in Glasgow and grew up in Scotland and Saudi Arabia.

He returned to Scotland in 1986, studied European Law at Leeds University and spent a year studying in Germany.

He graduated from Nottingham Law School in 1996, and gained a Master's degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin. He also for one year taught English in India and worked with Scotland Europa in Brussels.

Smith later moved to London where he qualified as a lawyer with commercial law firm Clifford Chance.

Political career

Prior to his election he worked on the SNP staff in Holyrood.

He was elected as an MEP for the first time in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 and 2014.

Personal life

Smithy is openly gay and lives in Edinburgh.[1]

External links


  1. Alyn Smith MEP: About Alyn.