In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic I have made the regrettable decision to cancel my advice surgeries for the foreseeable future. This is a temporary measure until this situation passes, and rest assured, my office team and I are still on hand to help with your enquiries. You can read more here.
Welcome to my website. Here you can keep up to date with what I have been doing, watch or read speeches I have made in parliament and find out how to get in touch with me as your elected representative.
I was elected as the MP for East Lothian in the 2019 General Election. It is a privilege to serve the people of East Lothian who are, as I said in my first speech in Westminster, full of “grit, determination and decency.”
Prior to entering the Westminster parliament I first served a member of the Scottish Parliament, initially for the Lothians Region from 1999 to 2007, for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh from 2007 to 2011, and eventually as MSP for Edinburgh Eastern. I was also appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Justice within the Scottish Government in 2007 and was re-appointed in May 2011, standing down from that role in 2014.