Leo Docherty

Leo Docherty (born 4 October 1976) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans since 2021. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Aldershot since June 2017.[3] Prior to being elected as an MP he served in the Scots Guards, before working in publishing and for the Conservative Party. He is the author of Desert of Death (2007).


Leo Docherty

Docherty in 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans
Assumed office
20 April 2021
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byJohnny Mercer
Member of Parliament
for Aldershot
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded bySir Gerald Howarth
Majority16,698 (34.9%)
Personal details
Born (1976-10-04) 4 October 1976 (age 44)[1]
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Lucy
Children2
Alma materSOAS, University of London
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst[2]
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service2002-2006
RankCaptain
Service number555125
UnitScots Guards
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan