Alison Harris


Alison Ada Harris (born 23 July 1965) is a Scottish Conservative politician, and has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Central Scotland since 2016.

Alison Harris

Harris in 2016
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byJohn Wilson
Personal details
Born (1965-07-23) 23 July 1965 (age 54)
NationalityBritish
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
ProfessionChartered accountant

Political career


Westminster elections

Harris stood unsuccessfully in the 2015 United Kingdom general election for the Westminster constituency, Falkirk. She came third out of the five candidates with 7,325 votes increasing the vote share to 12.13%[1]

Scottish Parliament

For the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, Harris was selected to contest the Falkirk West constituency and was placed third on the Conservatives' Central region list, behind Margaret Mitchell MSP and Graham Simpson MSP. Margaret Mitchell was re-elected and both Simpson and Harris were elected to the Scottish Parliament for the first time on the Central region list.[2]

Harris is the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for taxation and financial sustainability.[3] She is deputy convener of the Public Audit Committee.[4]

References


  1. "Election results - Westminster Parliamentary election results". www.falkirk.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. "List rankings announced for four Scottish regions - Scottish Conservatives". Scottish Conservatives. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. "Alison Harris MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2016.