John Lamont (Scottish politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Lamont
JohnLamontMSP20110510.JPG
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Roxburgh and Berwickshire (2007–2011)
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Preceded by Euan Robson
Majority 7,736 (23.4%)
Personal details
Born (1976-04-15) 15 April 1976 (age 40)
Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Political party Scottish Conservative Party
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Occupation Solicitor
Website www.johnlamont.org

John Robert Lamont MSP (born 15 April 1976) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire since 2007. He won the predecessor constituency of Roxburgh and Berwickshire in May 2007 and won the newly constituted seat with an increased majority. Lamont is the Scottish Conservative Chief Whip and Parliamentary Business Manager.[1]

John Lamont was born in Kilwinning and was educated at Kilwinning Academy and studied at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow where he gained a First Class degree. He worked as a solicitor at Freshfields in London and then at Brodies in Edinburgh. As well as becoming involved in local politics, he became the chairman of his local Conservative association and was the Conservative candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the 2005, 2010 and 2015 Westminster general elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Euan Robson
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Roxburgh and Berwickshire
20072011
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent