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Mhairi Black became the youngest lawmaker of Britain

May 8, 2015 15:30 IST

Mhairi Black on 7 May 2015 became the youngest lawmaker of Britain at the age of 20. The freshly elected lawmaker is from Scotland.

She belonged to Paisley and Renfrewshire South, a constituency outside Glasgow.  She defeated Douglas Alexander, Labour's election chief and a former Cabinet minister with 17864 votes.

She is a member of the Scottish Nationalist Party.

From a young age, she would march for causes as diverse as support for a Scottish parliament and opposition to the Iraq war.

She made history by becoming the youngest lawmaker in UK history since the 17th century. In 1667, after being returned as knight of the shire Christopher Monck took his place in Parliament when he was just 13.

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