Greene in 2016
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for West Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Born||19 March 1980|
|Nationality||British / Canadian (dual)|
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
Greene was born in Greenock, Inverclyde. Prior to his election into politics he worked in the broadcast, media and digital technology industries.
In 2016, Greene stood for the Scottish Parliament as the Conservative candidate for the Cunninghame North constituency where he came second, then was elected as second on the West Scotland regional list for the Scottish Conservatives.
In September 2019 it was announced he had been selected to stand for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election for the Cunninghame North seat.
Greene is the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity following a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle in September 2019. Prior to this he previously held roles as the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for transport and infrastructure, technology, connectivity and the digital economy as well as digital broadcasting. He sits on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee. He previously sat on the Equalities and Human Rights and Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committees respectively of the Scottish Parliament.
Greene initially expressed an interest in standing for the 2020 Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party Leadership Election, but announced in January 2020 that he was dropping-out to support incumbent acting-leader Jackson Carlaw.
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- "Jamie Greene MSP: Schools inspectors should enforce inclusive education in Scots classrooms". CommonSpace. 1 December 2016.
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