Rachael Georgina Hamilton (born 9 September 1970) is a British politician who is a Member of Scottish Parliament for the Scottish Conservatives. She is the MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, having been elected in a by-election in June 2017. Previously she was a list MSP for the South Scotland region, elected in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
Hamilton in 2016
|Chairwoman of the Scottish Conservative Party|
|Assumed office |
14 February 2020
Serving with Rab Forman
|Preceded by||The Lord Keen of Elie|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament |
for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire
|Assumed office |
10 June 2017
|Preceded by||John Lamont|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for South Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
6 May 2016 – 3 May 2017
|Succeeded by||Michelle Ballantyne|
|Born||9 September 1970|
Brecon, Powys, United Kingdom
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Alma mater||Harper Adams University|
Hamilton grew up on the family farm in Herefordshire. She studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire and after graduating joined a graduate training programme to become an agronomist with Schering Agriculture.
Hamilton resigned her list seat in order to contest the 2017 Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire by-election on 8 June. She won the by-election with a majority of over 9,000.
Hamilton is shadow cabinet secretary for culture and tourism in the Scottish Parliament. She sits on the public petitions Committee in the Scottish Parliament.
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