Colin Fox

Colin Fox


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<p>Colin Fox (born 17 June 1959, Motherwell) is the joint national spokesperson of the Scottish Socialist Party (along with Frances Curran), a former member for Lothian in the Scottish Parliament. He lives in the Inch, Edinburgh, with his partner Zillah and their two children. He was a leading activist in the struggle against the poll tax in Edinburgh as a member of Labour Party Young Socialists, and became Lothian regional organiser of the SSP. He was selected as its no. 1 candidate in Lothian region for the Scottish Parliament election of 2003, and was elected. He lost his seat in the 2007 election. He is the justice spokesman for the SSP, and has campaigned for the abolition of prescription charges, including putting a Bill to that effect before parliament. In June 2005 he took part in a peaceful protest, interrupting Question Time in the Scottish Parliament, along with three other SSP MSPs, to highlight their claim that parliament had failed to secure the right to demonstrate outside the Gleneagles Hotel where the G8 were meeting. As a consequence, he was suspended from the Scottish Parliament for the whole of September and the salaries of the four MSPs and their staff were</p>