Nigel Griffiths

Nigel Griffiths is a former Labour MP for Edinburgh South. He was born on 20th May 1955.His father Lionel was for many years Hawick High School’s  Principal Teacher of English. After attending Hawick High Nigel attended the University of Edinburgh,graduating with an MA in 1977.  Ten years later he was elected to Parliament, on the 11th June 1987. He was the first-ever Labour MP for South Edinburgh.
Later in his career, he worked with Anita Roddick to found the magazine ‘The Big Issue’, a magazine written by journalists, then sold in the streets up and down the country by homeless people. He stood down from being an MP on January 31st, 2010.

by Hannah Simpson