Mary Mulligan
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Linlithgow
In office
9 May 1999 – 22 March 2011
Preceded bynew constituency
Succeeded byFiona Hyslop
Majority1,150 (3.9%)
Personal details
Born (1960-02-12) 12 February 1960 (age 61)
Liverpool, England
Political partyScottish Labour Party
Spouse(s)John Mulligan

Mary Mulligan (born 12 February 1960, Liverpool) is a Scottish Labour Party politician, and formerly Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Linlithgow constituency from 1999 to 2011. She lost her seat to the Scottish National Party's Fiona Hyslop in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election.

She was appointed Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care upon Jack McConnell becoming First Minister in 2001. After the reshuffle following the 2003 election she became Deputy Minister for Communities. She resigned from this position in October 2004 in order to concentrate on preventing St John's Hospital in Livingston being downgraded.[1] This hospital served many of her constituents. Nevertheless, services were cut from the hospital as planned.

Mulligan was Labour's Shadow Minister for Housing and Communities. She was a member of the Scottish Parliament Local Government and Communities Committee.


  1. ^ "Chisholm switched to communities". BBC News. 4 October 2004. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
Scottish Parliament New parliamentScotland Act 1998 Member of the Scottish Parliament for Linlithgow1999–2011 Succeeded byFiona Hyslop Political offices New office Deputy Minister for Communities2003–2004 Succeeded byJohann Lamont Preceded byMalcolm Chisholm Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care2001–2003 Succeeded byTom McCabe