Jamie Greene


Jamie Gillan Greene is a British politician who is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for the West Scotland region, elected in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.

Jamie Greene

Greene in 2016
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
Born (1980-03-19) 19 March 1980 (age 40)
Greenock
NationalityBritish / Canadian (dual)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
Websitehttp://www.jamiegreene.uk/

Greene was born in Greenock, Inverclyde. Prior to his election into politics he worked in the broadcast, media and digital technology industries.

In the 2015 United Kingdom general election, Greene stood for the UK Parliament as the Conservative candidate for North Ayrshire and Arran where he came third.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

After his election he also instigated and is Co-Convenor of the Scottish Parliaments' first Cross-Party-Group (CPG) on LGBTI+ issues. Greene is himself openly gay.[6]

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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