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 10,791 (22.5%)
Personal details
Born (1959-02-23) 23 February 1959 (age 57)
Edinburgh, West Lothian, Scotland
Nationality British
Residence Livingston
Alma mater Edinburgh Napier University

Graeme Morrice (born 23 February 1959)[1] is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 2010−2015.

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 was a member of West Lothian Council, first elected in 1987. He led the Labour group on the council from 1992–2010. He was the leader of the council, 1995–2007.[2]

In June 2009, Jim Devine, the Labour MP for Livingston, was charged with false accounting and party officials decided that he would not be allowed to stand as a Labour candidate in the election in the following year.[3] Morrice was subsequently selected as Labour's candidate for the 2010 election and was elected with a majority of 10,791 votes,[4] While an MP, he was 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, during the period that she was Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.[5] From January 2013 until May 2015 he held a further Parliamentary Private Secretary post, to 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.

He stood again in 2015 but was defeated, with a swing of 25.9 percent to the SNP.[6]


  1. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Graeme Morrice[dead link]
  3. ^ "Sleaze watchdog launches probe into Devine expenses". The Scotsman. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Livingston Results - 2010 BBC Website
  5. ^ "MP is 'eyes and ears' for Curran". The Scotsman. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ BBC General Election 2015 - Livingston

External links[edit]

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