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About Gemma

Gemma Doyle was elected as the MP for West Dunbartonshire in May 2010.

Gemma was born in 1981 in the Vale of Leven Hospital. She grew up in Dumbarton where she attended St Patrick’s Primary and Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School.

Before being elected to Parliament Gemma worked as a Political Officer for the Parliamentary Labour Party. Previously she worked as a Conference Producer for the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Conference Development Manager for a small business and before that as a caseworker and parliamentary assistant for a number of MSPs.

Gemma attended the University of Glasgow, and despite being distracted by politics, graduated with an MA in European Civilisation. During University she worked behind the bar in the Dumbuck Hotel and as a cleaner in a busy Glasgow hotel.

She has been a Labour campaigner since joining the party aged 15 and served on the Scottish Executive of the Party as well as Labour’s National Policy Forum before being selected as Labour’s candidate in West Dunbartonshire in 2010.