Paul Masterton

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Paul Masterton

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Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for East Renfrewshire
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byKirsten Oswald
Majority4,712 (8.8%)
Personal details
Paul Masterton

(1985-11-02) 2 November 1985 (age 33)
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of Dundee

Paul Masterton (born 2 November 1985) is a Scottish Conservative politician who was elected at the 2017 snap general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Renfrewshire.[1][2][3] Masterton had previously stood as a candidate for the Scottish Parliament at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.[4]

Early life[edit]

Masterton was born on 2 November 1985 in Edinburgh. After attending Buckstone Primary School and George Watson's College, he went on to study Law at the University of Dundee.

After graduating in 2007, Masterton worked for a short time in Northern Ireland before settling in Glasgow. Masterton worked as a Solicitor for the international Law firm McGrigors, latterly Pinsent Masons, for 9 years, specialising in Pensions Law. Prior to entering politics, Paul Masterton was also Chair of his local Community Council.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Paul Masterton first stood in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Paisley, however he was unsuccessful. Masterton received 3,533 votes.[5] Masterton stood again in the 2017 snap general election, this time as a candidate in East Renfrewshire. Masterton was successful, receiving 21,496 votes.[1]

Paul is the co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Jews.[6]

In 2017 Masterton received a Christmas card describing him as a traitor because of his support of continued membership of the European Union in the 2016 referendum.[7]


  1. ^ a b Reilly, Jonathon (9 June 2017). "Conservative candidate wins East Renfrewshire seat in General Election". Barrhead News.
  2. ^ "Paul Masterton MP". UK Parliament.
  3. ^ MacInnes, John A. (9 June 2017). "It's a win for the Conservatives Paul Masterton - and a resounding one at that!". The Extra. Glasgow South and Eastwood.
  4. ^ Kelly, Ricky (29 April 2017). "Paul Masterton selected as East Renfrewshire 2017 Westminster candidate". Renfrewshire24. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Scotland Election 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Register Of All-Party Parliamentary Groups as at 6 June 2018: British Jews". The Committee Office House of Commons.
  7. ^ Staff writer (21 November 2017). "Scottish Tory MP sent 'traitor' Christmas card over Brexit". BBC News. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
    See also:
    Swinford, Steven (14 November 2017). "The Brexit mutineers: At least 15 Tory MPs rebel against leave date with threat to join forces with Labour". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Kirsten Oswald
Member of Parliament
for East Renfrewshire