Bill Kidd

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Bill Kidd
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Anniesland
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Bill Butler
Majority 7 (0%)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow
In office
3 May 2007 – 5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1956-07-24) 24 July 1956 (age 66)
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Occupation Member of the Scottish Parliament
Profession Scottish Politician
Website Bill Kidd MSP
Kidd stood down as a Glasgow Cllr so that he could concentrate on being an MSP

William Hill Kidd (born 24 July 1956) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Anniesland.

Political career

Kidd was the SNP candidate at the 1987 general election at Glasgow Hillhead. Shortly afterwards, he left the SNP to become a founder member of the Scottish Socialist Party (unrelated to the current party of that name). He stood for the group at the Glasgow Central by-election, 1989, but later rejoined the SNP.

He stood again for the SNP at Cunninghame South in the 2001 general election. At the 2003 and 2007 Scottish Parliament elections, he was the SNP candidate for Glasgow Anniesland, finishing second on both occasions. He is a past Convenor of the SNP's Glasgow Regional Association.

He was elected at the 2007 election as a list MSP for the Glasgow region. The next day he was also elected as a Councillor for the Drumchapel/Anniesland ward of Glasgow City Council.[1] In 2009 he decided to concentrate on his Holyrood role and stood down as a Glasgow City councillor.[2]

In 2011 he was elected MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, beating the Labour candidate by 7 votes.[3]


  1. Councillor William Kidd, Ward 14 Glasgow City Council[dead link]
  2. Glasgow MSP steps down from council Evening Times, 24 April 2009[dead link]
  3. Fraser, Graham (6 May 2011). "Glasgow Anniesland won by SNP in astonishing result". STV News. Retrieved 2 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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