Mark McInnes, Baron McInnes of Kilwinning

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Official portrait, 2017

Mark McInnes, Baron McInnes of Kilwinning CBE (born 4 November 1976) is a Scottish Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords.

He was educated at Kilwinning Academy and the University of Edinburgh (MA, 1998).[1]

Political career[edit]

McInnes is the director of the Scottish Conservative Party and is a Councillor for the Meadows and Morningside ward of Edinburgh City Council.[2]

McInnes was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[3]

McInnes was included in the list of nominations for life peerages in the 2016 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours.[4] He was created Baron McInnes of Kilwinning, of Kilwinning in the County of Ayrshire on the morning of 1 September.[5]

At the time he said: “It is an enormous honour and overwhelming responsibility I was intending to stand down from council next year in any case and will now look forward to representing people somewhere else.

“I will do my very best to represent Scotland and Edinburgh to scrutinise legislation and bring what knowledge I have from a Scottish perspective and also with experience of working in local government to the House of Lords.”[6]


  1. ^ ‘McINNES OF KILWINNING’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  2. ^ Councillor Mark McInnes | Meadows/Morningside Ward | Conservative Group Party | The City of Edinburgh Council
  3. ^ "No. 61450". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 31 December 2015. p. N9.
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  5. ^ "No. 61698". The London Gazette. 7 September 2016. p. 19040.
  6. ^