Gavin Brown (politician)

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Gavin Brown
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Convener of the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
Assumed office
8 June 2011
Preceded by Iain Smith
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Lothian
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Personal details
Born (1975-06-04) 4 June 1975 (age 40)
Political party Conservative

Gavin Brown (born 4 June 1975) is a Conservative politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian since 2007 (Lothians 2007–2011).

He contested Edinburgh South at the 2005 UK general election, where he came third. He contested the same seat at the 2007 Scottish Parliament election finishing fourth, but was elected to Holyrood as a list member for the Lothians region.

He was the party's Tourism and Enterprise Spokesman and sat on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee[1] at Holyrood. He announced in 2015 that he would not be standing for re-election as an MSP in 2016.

Gavin Brown worked as a solicitor at McGrigors before his election to Holyrood. Gavin is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and in 2008 ran the Edinburgh Marathon. He lives in the Fairmilehead area of Edinburgh and is married with one daughter.

He voted against allowing same sex couples the right to get married.[2]


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