|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
Assumed office |
6 May 2016
11 March 1967|
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
University of Edinburgh|
London Bible College
Jeremy Ross Balfour (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish politician who is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for the Lothian region, elected in the Scottish Parliament election, 2016.
Balfour was born with a physical disability which left him with no left arm and a right arm that ends at the elbow from which two elongated fingers protrude. He attended Edinburgh Academy and then the University of Edinburgh. After work as a solicitor he studied at London Bible College to become a Baptist minister.
Balfour was elected to City of Edinburgh Council, representing Corstorphine/Murrayfield.
Balfour is the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for childcare and early years. He sits on the Equal Opportunities Committee of the Scottish Parliament  Balfour is the only current MSP who openly identifies as a disabled person.
- "Disability is no obstacle in my life". scotsman. 24 November 2005.
- "Midlothian North and Musselburgh". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Lothian". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
- "Membership". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Inclusion Scotland highlight the lack of disabled MSPs". Falkirk Herald. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
- profile at City of Edinburgh Council website