Alister Jack

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Alister Jack

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Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
Assumed office
23 April 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
ChancellorPhilip Hammond
Preceded byCraig Whittaker
Assistant Government Whip
In office
20 February 2019 – 23 April 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Chief WhipJulian Smith
Member of Parliament
for Dumfries and Galloway
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byRichard Arkless
Majority5,643 (10.9%)
Personal details
Alister William Jack

(1963-07-07) 7 July 1963 (age 55)[1]
Dumfries, Scotland[2]
Political partyConservative
Alma materHeriot-Watt University

Alister William Jack[3] (born 7 July 1963) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dumfries and Galloway[4] since June 2017.[5]

Jack was born in Dumfries and raised in Dalbeattie and Kippford. He was educated at Glenalmond College. He is married and has three grown-up children.[6] He is a businessman and farmer.[7] He formerly chaired the River Annan Fishery Board and Trust, Fisheries Management Scotland[8] and Galloway Woodlands.[6]

In 1997, Jack fought Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale, but came third, being defeated by the Liberal Democrat future Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore.

He is a former member of the Treasury Select Committee.[4]

Jack is a not member of the European Research Group of Conservative MPs, however he signed a letter to the Prime Minister on 16 February 2018, making suggestions about the way Britain should leave the European Union.[9]

Jack was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Leader of the House of Lords on 31 August 2018,[10] a position he held until he was appointed an Assistant Government Whip on 20 February 2019.[11]

On 23 April 2019 he was appointed Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, a role in the Government Whips Office.[12]


  1. ^ "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jack, Alister William. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ "No. 27885". The Edinburgh Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 1076.
  4. ^ a b "Mr Alister Jack MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ 9 June 2017 at 2:49am. "BLOG: The voters of Scotland have spoken | Border - ITV News". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Who are Scotland's new MPs?". BBC News. 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Conservatives select local farmer to fight Galloway seat". The Galloway Gazette. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Fisheries Management Scotland". Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  9. ^ Tory MPs sign letter to Theresa May outlining hard Brexit demands, The Guardian, 20 February 2018
  10. ^ "New role for local MP". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Alister Jack MP - GOV.UK". Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Alister Jack MP - GOV.UK". Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Arkless
Member of Parliament
for Dumfries and Galloway