Murdo Fraser Biography 2020


Murdo Fraser has been MSP for Mid-Scotland & Fife since 2001. He is the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and sits on the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee.

Murdo lives with his wife and two children in Perthshire. Born in 1965 and educated at Inverness Royal Academy, he graduated LLB from Aberdeen University in 1986, and went on to do the postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies. He has since worked as a solicitor in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament was an associate with Ketchen and Stevens WS in Edinburgh, specialising in commercial law.

He held the position of Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives from November 2005 to November 2011 and has previously been Scottish Conservative Spokesman on Economy, Health, Education, and Enterprise & Lifelong Learning. He is co-convenor of the Cross-Party Groups on Scotch Whisky and Pakistan.

Murdo is Chairman of Trustees of the National Prayer Breakfast for Scotland, a Trustee of the Guardians of Scotland Trust, a patron of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and a member of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership.

Publications include: “The Blue Book: Scottish Conservatism in the 21st century” (2006), and “The Rivals: Montrose and Argyll and the struggle for Scotland” (Birlinn 2015).

Murdo’s interests outside politics include hillwalking (he has climbed Kilimanjaro and more than half of Scotland’s 284 Munros), football, classic cars, travel (especially Africa), and Scottish history.

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