Jim Murphy

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Birthday
23, 1967
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1967 (age 52)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

After serving as both Minister of State for Europe and Secretary of State for Scotland, this longtime Member of Parliament became Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

Before Fame

During his time at Glasgow's University of Strathclyde (from which he never graduated), Murphy served as President of the Scottish National Union of Students. He ended his university studies to become the Scottish Labour Party's Special Projects Manager.

Trivia

At the time of his 1997 election to Parliament (as a representative of the Eastwood constituency), he earned the distinction of being the youngest Member of Parliament in Scotland's history.

Family Life

He spent his childhood in both Glasgow, Scotland and Cape Town, South Africa. His marriage to Claire Murphy produced three children.

Associated With

He served as both Secretary of State for Scotland and Minister of State for Europe under the administration of United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown.