Natalie McGarry: Ex-MP who stole from the movement behind her rise to prominence

Born and brought up in Inverkeithing, Fife, Natalie McGarry studied law at Aberdeen University before working in HR, as a community officer for unemployed parents and as a policy adviser in the voluntary sector.

She rose to prominence politically after helping set up Women for Independence in 2012, an organisation which aimed to represent women’s voices and interests in the campaign for Scottish independence.

She contested the 2014 Cowdenbeath Holyrood by-election for the SNP, held following the death of sitting Labour MSP Helen Eadie.

McGarry lost out to Alex Rowley, who held…
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