Gordon John Lindhurst MSP is a Scottish politician who is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for the Lothian region. He was first elected at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
|Convener of the Scottish Parliament Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee|
|Assumed office |
14 June 2016
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
University of Glasgow
Lindhurst is an advocate from Edinburgh. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and completed his legal training with an Edinburgh law firm. He has also completed a master's degree in European law at Heidelberg University in Germany. Lindhurst supports a number of local Edinburgh charities and has also worked in central Romania with a locally based charity there which provides education and support for disadvantaged children.
Lindhurst was the Conservative candidate for Linlithgow in the 1999 and 2003 Scottish Parliament elections, where he was not elected having finished third both times. He also stood in the 2001 general election in Linlithgow finishing third. Lindhurst stood again in Linlithgow in the 2005 by-election where he came fourth. In the 2015 United Kingdom general election he stood as a candidate in Edinburgh South West where he finished third, failing to be elected.
In 2016 Scottish Parliament election he stood for the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency, finishing in second place. Having missed out in the constituency section, he was instead elected for the Lothian regional list.
Lindhurst is the Scottish Conservative spokesperson for legal affairs. He is also the convenor of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee and a member of the Social Security Committee in the Scottish Parliament.
|Election||Constituency||Vote No.||Vote %||Elected Candidate||Position|
|1999 Scottish Election||Linlithgow||3,158||9.35||Mary Mulligan (LAB)||3rd|
|2001 General Election||Linlithgow||2,836||9.0||Tam Dalyell (LAB)||3rd|
|2003 Scottish Election||Linlithgow||3,059||11.07||Mary Mulligan (LAB)||3rd|
|2005 Livingston by-election||Livingston||1,993||6.8||Jim Devine (LAB)||4th|
|2007 Scottish Election||Edinburgh West||7,361||21.2||Margaret Smith (LIB DEM)||3rd|
|2011 Scottish Election||Edinburgh Western||5,047||15.1||Colin Keir (SNP)||4th|
|2015 General Election||Edinburgh South West||10,444||20.2||Joanna Cherry (SNP)||3rd|
|2016 Scottish Election||Edinburgh Pentlands||10,725||32.2||Gordon MacDonald (SNP)||2nd|
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- "Election 2015: Edinburgh South West. Parliamentary constituency". 8 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Edinburgh Pentlands". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Election 2016: Lothian. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
- "Membership". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Gordon Lindhurst MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
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