Graeme Morrice

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Graeme Morrice
Member of Parliament
for Livingston
In office
6 May 2010 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Jim Devine
Succeeded by Hannah Bardell
Majority 16,843
Personal details
Born (1959-02-23) 23 February 1959 (age 56)
Edinburgh, West Lothian, Scotland
Nationality British
Residence Livingston
Alma mater Edinburgh Napier University
Website Official Website

Graeme Morrice (born 23 February 1959)[1] is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 20102015. He was elected in 2010 with a majority of 10,791 votes,[2] replacing Labour's previous MP Jim Devine. He lost his seat in the 2015 General Election, with a swing of 31 percent to the SNP.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Edinburgh born he was educated at the Mauldeth Road Primary School, Parrs Wood High School[citation needed], Broxburn Academy and Edinburgh Napier University, where he was awarded a SHND in Business Studies.

Political career[edit]

He has been a member of West Lothian Council since 1987, leading the Labour group from 1992-2010. He was the leader of the council, 1995-2007.[4]

Since being elected to the House of Commons he had been the Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Denham from 2010 to 2011 when Mr Denham was Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. He was then the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Curran, when she was Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.[5] From January 2013 until May 2015 he had been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Harriet Harman MP, who at that time was both Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

He was previously a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who's Who". ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Livingston Results - 2010 BBC Website
  3. ^ BBC General Election 2015 - Livingston
  4. ^ Graeme Morrice
  5. ^ "MP is ‘eyes and ears’ for Curran". The Scotsman. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jim Devine
Member of Parliament for Livingston
20102015
Succeeded by
Hannah Bardell