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SNP MP graduates politics at Glasgow

Mhairi Black, the youngest elected MP for more than 300 years, has a graduated from the University of Glasgow with a First Class MA degree in Politics. Black received huge media attention following the general election in May after she unseated Labour’s Douglas Alexander in one of the biggest upsets of a terrible night for Labour in Scotland. Since her election, Black has written about her experience of parliament for the Herland, often referencing her study, while also revealing in interviews that much of her initial experience of Westminster has been of the library.

To Black’s credit, her hard work has paid off and she leaves the west end of Glasgow for the real world of politics with a First Class in her MA Honours degree, although the SNP have asked for Mhairi Black to be allowed privacy on her graduation day, the MP did offer a few words.

She said, “I’m really delighted, and looking forward to celebrating the day with my parents and the other students.
A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow added: “We would like to congratulate Mhairi Black, as we would all of our students who are graduating this summer. They have all worked extremely hard to earn their degrees and we wish them the very best for their future careers.”

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