Winnie Ewing

Winifred Margaret Ewing FRSA (née Woodburn; born 10 July 1929) is a Scottish nationalist, lawyer and prominent Scottish National Party (SNP) politician who was a Member of Parliament (Hamilton 1967–70; Moray and Nairn 1974–79), Member of the European Parliament (Highlands and Islands 1975–99) and Member of the Scottish Parliament (Highlands and Islands 1999–2003). Her election victory in 1967 was a significant by-election in Scottish political history and began a surge of support for the SNP.[1][2] She is known for saying "stop the world, Scotland wants to get on" when elected to UK parliament in 1967, and at the European Parliament was named Madame Écosse ('Mrs Scotland'). Ewing was the Scottish National Party President from 1987 to 2005.[2]

Winnie Ewing

President of the Scottish National Party
In office
1987  September 2005
Preceded byDonald Stewart
Succeeded byIan Hudghton
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
In office
6 May 1999  31 March 2003
Member of the European Parliament
for Highlands and Islands
In office
10 June 1979  13 June 1999
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of Parliament
for Moray and Nairn
In office
28 February 1974  7 April 1979
Preceded byGordon Campbell
Succeeded byAlexander Pollock
Member of Parliament
for Hamilton
In office
2 November 1967  29 May 1970
Preceded byTom Fraser
Succeeded byAlexander Wilson
Personal details
Born
Winifred Margaret Woodburn

(1929-07-10) 10 July 1929 (age 92)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Spouse(s)Stewart Martin Ewing (m. 1956–2003)
ChildrenFergus Ewing
Annabelle Ewing
Terry Ewing
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
ProfessionSolicitor