George Lyon (Scottish politician)
|Member of the European Parliament|
4 June 2009 – 2 July 2014
|Preceded by||Elspeth Attwooll|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for Argyll and Bute
6 May 1999 – 2 April 2007
|Preceded by||New Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Jim Mather|
|Born||16 July 1956|
Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
|Political party||Liberal Democrat|
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.
- 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.
- "European election: UKIP wins first Scottish MEP seat". 26 May 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.