Alexander Stewart (MSP)


Alexander James Stewart (born 29 November 1962) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Mid Scotland and Fife region since 2016.[1]

Alexander Stewart

Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Scotland and Fife
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
Born
Alexander James Stewart

(1962-11-29) 29 November 1962 (age 57)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party

Political career


Stewart began his political career when he was elected to Perth and Kinross Council as a councillor for Perth City South.[2]

Stewart stood in the 2015 general election as the Scottish Conservative candidate for Perth and North Perthshire, coming second to the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s Pete Wishart, who was returned with a near 10,000 majority.[3]

In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, Stewart stood as the Scottish Conservative candidate for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane where he came third,[4] then was elected from the Mid Scotland and Fife regional list. Following his election to the Scottish Parliament, he stood down as a councillor at the 2017 Scottish local elections having served in the role for 18 years.[2]

Stewart campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union in the 2016 EU Referendum.[5]

Formerly the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for International Development and External Affairs in the Scottish Parliament; Alexander was promoted to Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Local Government in June 2017 by Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson.

References


  1. "Election 2016: Mid Scotland and Fife. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. "CMIS > Councillors > Overview of Councillors". Perth-and-kinross.cmis.uk.com. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. "UK Parliamentary General Election results – Perth & Kinross Council". Pkc.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. "Election 2016: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. "Anti-EU Campaign Boosted in Scotland As New Tory MSPs Give Their Backing". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.