George Lyon (Scottish politician)

George Lyon (born 16 July 1956) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland.[1][2]

George Lyon
Member of the European Parliament
for Scotland
In office
4 June 2009  2 July 2014
Preceded byElspeth Attwooll
Succeeded byn/a
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Argyll and Bute
In office
6 May 1999  2 April 2007
Preceded byNew Parliament
Succeeded byJim Mather
Personal details
Born (1956-07-16) 16 July 1956 (age 64)
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Political partyLiberal Democrat
WebsiteOfficial website

Lyon is a former farmer from the Isle of Bute, and previous National Farmers Union of Scotland president. From 1999 to 2007 he was the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Argyll and Bute, and served as both Chief Whip and Deputy Finance Minister. A member of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe (ALDE) group whilst in the European Parliament, Lyon was lead spokesperson for ALDE on the Agriculture Committee. Lyon was also vice-chair of the EP's Budget Committee.


  1. Borland, Craig (26 May 2014). "Lyon loses Euro seat as SNP tops Argyll and Bute poll". The Buteman. Johnston Publishing Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. "European election: UKIP wins first Scottish MEP seat". 26 May 2014 via