Oliver Mundell


Oliver Gordon Watson Mundell (born 1 December 1989) is a Scottish Conservative Party politician. He has been Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Dumfriesshire constituency since 2016.

Oliver Mundell

Mundell in 2016
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Dumfriesshire
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byElaine Murray
Majority1,230 (3.4%)
Personal details
Born
Oliver Gordon Watson Mundell

(1989-12-01) 1 December 1989 (age 30)
Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland[1]
NationalityBritish
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
Spouse(s)Catherine Easton (m. 2015)
RelationsDavid Mundell (father)
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh

Biography


Born in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Mundell was educated at Moffat Academy and graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Laws from the University of Edinburgh. He was first elected in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election and shortly after was made Scottish Conservative spokesperson for community safety.[2][3] In the 2016 European Union membership referendum, he campaigned to leave the EU, stating he believed Scotland did not receive a good deal from the Common Agricultural Policy.[4]

Personal life


Mundell's father is Conservative MP David Mundell.[5] He and his father campaigned on opposite sides of the EU referendum. David campaigned for Remain but insisted Oliver was entitled to his own view and the disagreement on this one issue would not affect their relationship.[4]

References


  1. "MUNDELL, Oliver Gordon Watson". Who's Who. 2018 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  2. "Election 2016: Dumfriesshire. Scottish Parliament constituency". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
  3. "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. "David Mundell and MSP son Oliver on opposing sides in EU referendum debate". The Herald. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  5. Sanderson, Daniel (7 December 2015). "Ruth Davidson wades into Mundell family row over son's Holyrood bid". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 6 May 2016.