George Kerevan

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George Kerevan
Member of Parliament
for East Lothian
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Fiona O'Donnell
Majority 6,803 (11.5%)
Personal details
Born (1949-09-28) 28 September 1949 (age 65)
Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Other political
Labour Party (1980-1996)
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Occupation Lecturer (Economics); Journalist

George Kerevan (born 28 September 1949) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian since May 2015.

Early life and Education[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Kerevan was educated at Kingsridge Secondary School in Drumchapel, and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a First-class MA degree in political economy.[1] He subsequently held academic posts at Napier College (from 1992, Napier University), including Senior Lecturer in Economics, from 1975-2000, specialising in energy economics. He was associate editor of The Scotsman from 2000 to 2009[1] and was the chief executive of What If Productions (Television) Ltd. He is co-organiser of the Prestwick World Festival of Flight.

Political career[edit]

He was in the International Marxist Group in his younger days, before serving as a Labour councillor in Edinburgh from 1984 to 1996. In 1996 he joined the Scottish National Party,[2] and was their candidate in Edinburgh East in the 2010 UK general election where he came second to Sheila Gilmore of Scottish Labour polling 8,133 first preferences and 20.4% of the vote.

George Kerevan was the SNP Candidate for the East Lothian Constituency at the 2015 UK general election. He polled 25,104 votes and 42.5% of the vote, gaining a majority of 6,803 and defeating the incumbent MP from the Labour Party, Fiona O'Donnell.

He is the co-author with Alan Cochrane of Scottish Independence: Yes or No, published in April 2014.


  • Kerevan, George (1985). The case for Scottish coal. 
  • Kerevan, George (1986). The case for retaining an European coal industry: a critical response to the EEC Coal Directorate's close-and-import plan as laid out in COM (85)251 and COM (85)525. 
  • Kerevan, George (1987). The case for retaining Seafield: a special report on Seafield Colliery and the reasons why Seafield coal is vital to Scotland's energy future. 
  • Kerevan, George (1988). Scottish coalfields study 1988. Scottish Coal Project. 
  • Kerevan, George; Scottish Coal Project (1988). A plan for Scotland's energy future. Scottish Coal Project. 


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Fiona O'Donnell
Member of Parliament
for East Lothian