John Scott (Scottish politician)

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John Scott
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Ayr
Assumed office
16 March 2000
Preceded by Ian Welsh
Majority 1,113 (3.34%)
Personal details
Born (1951-06-07) 7 June 1951 (age 64)
Political party Scottish Conservative Party

John Scott (born 7 June 1951) is a Scottish farmer and politician, and is a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ayr.

Born in Girvan, he has been MSP for Ayr since winning it in a by-election in 2000. He was returned in the 2003 parliamentary election and again, with an increased majority, in the 2007 parliamentary election. On 11 May 2011, he was elected by MSPs to serve as one of the two Deputy Presiding Officers of the Scottish Parliament.[1]

John Scott declared[2] his support for Ruth Davidson in the Scottish Conservative leader election.


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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Ian Welsh
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ayr