Martyn Day (politician)
|Member of Parliament|
for Linlithgow and East Falkirk
|Assumed office |
7 May 2015
|Preceded by||Michael Connarty|
|Born||26 March 1971|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
Early life and education
He was first elected to West Lothian Council at the 1999 Scottish local elections representing the Linlithgow ward. From 2007–12 the SNP led the administration of West Lothian Council and Day held the portfolio of Development and Transport on the Council Executive, and served on over 40 committees and outside bodies. After the 2012 Scottish local elections, the SNP found themselves in opposition in West Lothian and Day took on the post of spokesperson for Development and Transport and group whip.
Day was selected to contest the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency at the 2015 general election, when he defeated the sitting Labour MP, Michael Connarty. He received 32,055 votes and a 52.0% share of the vote. He retained his seat at the 2017 snap election, but with a greatly reduced majority of 2,919 votes.
- "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "General Election 2015 Results: Linlithgow and East Falkirk". BBC News Online. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- Tim, Carr (18 May 2015). The Politicos Guide to the New House of Commons 2015. Biteback Publishing.