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- Another Eventful Month for Youthful Member of Parliament

Graphic of Mhairi Black from her Web Site

Youngest Member of Parliament Graduates With First Class Degree

The youngest MP in the House of Commons has graduated with a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University.

Mhairi Black won the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat for the SNP in May's General Election. When elected, she was 20 years and 237 days old, making her the youngest MP elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom since at least 1832.

The 20-year-old then sat her final exam on Scottish politics shortly after being elected.

Ms Black posted a photograph of herself in her gown on Twitter.

She wrote: "Overwhelmed by all the messages of support. They're really appreciated. It's been a great day for everyone involved."

After a previous piece about the sassy young politician I got a number of e-mails from readers who were unamused by her casual diction and reckoned that Miss Farquharson of Primary 3 (or similar) would have insisted on better diction from Ms Black. You can judge for yourself on the YouTube video of her Maiden Speech in the House of Commons. The video clip, which runs for just under 8 minutes, has had over 500,000 plays so far.

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