Christine Anne Jardine (born 24 November 1960) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician serving as the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman under Sir Ed Davey since 2020. She is also the Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Europe, Exiting the European Union and Trade, and was the Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson and the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Women and Equalities from 2019 to 2020. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh West in 2017.
Education and career
She is a former journalist, who worked for BBC Scotland and was editor of the Press Association in Scotland. She also taught journalism at the University of Strathclyde, Robert Gordon University and the University of the West of Scotland.
In 2011 she was appointed Scotland media adviser to the Coalition Government, working under Nick Clegg. In 2013, she came third in the Aberdeen Donside by-election, and in 2015 lost to Alex Salmond in the election for the constituency of Gordon.
Christine was married for 30 years to Calum Macdonald, the Digital Editor for the Herald and Times Group. He died of a heart attack aged 55 during the 2017 General Election campaign. They have one daughter.
She was promoted to trade, treasury and Brexit spokeswoman in September 2020.
Jardine was elected for the Edinburgh West constituency in the 2017 general election, succeeding independent MP Michelle Thomson who had been elected as a member of the SNP. Jardine received 18,108 votes and 34.4% of the overall vote.
She has served as the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs and Women and Equalities since August 2019. She was also the Justice Spokesperson from August 2019 to October 2019. and sits on the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster.
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