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Edinburgh Evening News Wed 29 Jun 2005

Lothian MP votes for a name change

EAST Lothian MP Anne Picking has returned to her maiden name of Moffat.

She stood in May’s election under her married name so as not to confuse voters.

But now she is safely back in parliament she has decided to return to the maiden name of her family, who were well known in the Lothians. She divorced two years ago.

The 47-year-old told the Evening News: "I’ve always considered myself to be a Moffat and now seems a good time to go back to the family name.

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Last updated: 29-Jun-05 11:34 GMT