|Member of the Scottish Parliament |
for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
|Assumed office |
10 June 2017
|Preceded by||John Lamont|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for South Scotland
6 May 2016 – 3 May 2017
|Succeeded by||Michelle Ballantyne|
|Born||September 1970 (Age 48)|
Brecon, Powys, United Kingdom
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Alma mater||Harper Adams University|
Rachael Georgina Hamilton (born 9 September 1970) is a British politician who is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire having been elected in a by-election in June 2017. Previously she was a list MSP for the South Scotland region, elected in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
Hamilton grew up on the family farm in Herefordshire. She studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire and after graduating joined a graduate training programme to become an agronomist with Schering Agriculture.
Hamilton resigned her list seat in order to contest the 2017 Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire by-election on 8 June. She won the by-election with a majority of over 9,000.
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