Bill Kidd

Bill Kidd
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Anniesland
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Bill Butler
Majority 6,153 (21%)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow
In office
3 May 2007  5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1956-07-24) 24 July 1956
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Occupation Member of the Scottish Parliament
Profession Scottish Politician
Website Bill Kidd MSP

William (Bill) Kidd (born 24 July 1956) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Anniesland constituency since 2011, having previously represented the Glasgow region 2007−2011.[1]

Political career

Kidd was the SNP candidate at the 1987 general election at Glasgow Hillhead. Shortly afterwards, he left the SNP to become a founder member of the Scottish Socialist Party (unrelated to the current party of that name). He stood for the group at the Glasgow Central by-election, 1989, but later rejoined the SNP.

He stood again for the SNP at Cunninghame South in the 2001 general election. At the 2003 and 2007 Scottish Parliament elections, he was the SNP candidate for Glasgow Anniesland, finishing second on both occasions. In 2007 he was elected as a MSP for the Glasgow region. The following day he was also elected as a Councillor for the Drumchapel/Anniesland ward of Glasgow City Council.[2] In 2009 he decided to concentrate on his Holyrood role and stood down as a Glasgow City councillor.[3]

In 2011 he was elected MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, beating the Labour candidate by 7 votes.[4] In the 2016 election, Kidd retained the seat, this time with a majority of 6,153.

He is a past Convenor of the SNP's Glasgow Regional Association.


  1. "People of today: William (Bill) KIDD". Debrett's. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. Councillor William Kidd, Ward 14 Glasgow City Council Archived October 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Glasgow MSP steps down from council Evening Times, 24 April 2009
  4. Fraser, Graham (6 May 2011). "Glasgow Anniesland won by SNP in astonishing result". STV News. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

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