Raymond Robertson (politician)

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Raymond Scott Robertson (born 11 December 1959 in Hamilton, Scotland) and was educated at Glasgow University, graduating Master of Arts with Honours in Modern History and Politics. During the 1980s he taught Modern Studies at Dumbarton Academy. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) from 1992 until 1997, representing Aberdeen South, and Minister for Education, Housing, Fisheries and Sport at the Scottish Office from 1995 to 1997.

After losing the Aberdeen South seat to Labour's Anne Begg at the 1997 general election, he became Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Chairman. In 2001, he resigned after unsuccessfully contesting the Eastwood constituency at the 2001 general election and the subsequent resignation of William Hague MP, the then Conservative Party leader.

He is a founding director of Halogen Communications Ltd, a successful political and Public Relations consultancy with offices in Edinburgh and Washington DC.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frank Doran
Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South
Succeeded by
Anne Begg
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Hirst
Chairman of Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Succeeded by
David Mitchell