John Lamont (Scottish politician)

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John Lamont
MP
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Member of Parliament
for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded by Calum Kerr
Majority 11,060 (21.1%)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Roxburgh and Berwickshire (2007–2011)
In office
3 May 2007 – 27 April 2017
Preceded by Euan Robson
Succeeded by Rachael Hamilton
Personal details
Born John Robert Lamont
(1976-04-15) 15 April 1976 (age 41)
Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Political party Scottish Conservative Party
Alma mater University of Glasgow
Profession Solicitor
Website www.johnlamont.org

John Robert Lamont (born 15 April 1976) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician, and has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk since 8 June 2017.

He was formerly the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire between 2007-2017 and won the predecessor seat 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 honours 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 Party candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the 2005, 2010 and 2015 general elections.

Lamont announced his intention to stand down from this Holyrood seat effective 4 May 2017 to stand at the 2017 snap election for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk seat. As a constituency MSP, Lamont's resignation triggered a by-election in the constituency, which was won by Rachael Hamilton of the Scottish Conservatives.

In June 2017, he was elected Member of Parliament for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, with a large majority of over 11,000 votes; which makes the constituency the safest Conservative seat in Scotland.

References[edit]

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

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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

20112017
Succeeded by
Rachael Hamilton
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Calum Kerr
Member of Parliament
for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

2017–present
Incumbent