Paul Wheelhouse

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Paul Wheelhouse (born 22 June 1970) is a Scottish politician, currently serving as the Minister for Environment and Climate Change. He is the Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament representing the South Scotland region.[1]

Wheelhouse was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart's Melville College. He has an MA in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.[2]

Wheelhouse was the SNP candidate for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency in the 2010 UK general election.[3]

Wheelhouse then stood for election to the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency in the 2011 Scottish Parliament general election. He was second to Conservative John Lamont in that contest, but was elected to the Scottish Parliament on the South of Scotland regional list.

He is a former member of the Conservative Party [4] and was active in the University of Aberdeen Conservative and Unionist Association.

In September 2012 he become Minister for Environment and Climate Change, replacing Stewart Stevenson.


  1. ^ "The Scottish Parliament – Current Members – Paul Wheelhouse". 2011-10-24. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Paul Wheelhouse MSP". 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  3. ^ Rinaldi, Giancarlo (4 May 2010). "Jobs key issue in Berwickshire tussle". BBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Official Report 26 April 2012". Scottish Parliament.