Alexander Stewart (MSP)

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Alexander Stewart
MSP
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Scotland and Fife
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
Born 29 November 1962
Political party Scottish Conservative Party

Alexander James Stewart MSP is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Mid Scotland and Fife region since in the election in May 2016.[1]

In 2016, he stood for the Scottish Parliament as the Conservative candidate for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane where he came third,[2] then was elected from the regional list.

In 2015, he stood in the UK general election as the Conservative candidate for Perth and North Perthshire, coming second to the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s Pete Wishart, who was returned with a near 10,000 majority.[3]

He was also councillor for Perth City South for 18 years from 1999 to 2017 and has been an elected member since 1999.[4]

Formerly the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for International Development and External Affairs in the Scottish Parliament; Alexander was promoted to Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Local Government in June 2017 by Scottish Conservative Party Leader, Ruth Davidson MSP.

He campaigned for Brexit in the UK's 2016 EU Referendum.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2016: Mid Scotland and Fife. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Election 2016: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "UK Parliamentary General Election results - Perth & Kinross Council". Pkc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  4. ^ "CMIS > Councillors > Overview of Councillors". Perth-and-kinross.cmis.uk.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Anti-EU Campaign Boosted In Scotland As New Tory MSPs Give Their Backing". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.