Murdo Fraser MSP - CCF Patron
Murdo Fraser was born in Inverness in 1965 and educated at Inverness Royal Academy and thereafter at Aberdeen University, where he studied law. 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. Murdo first became active in politics at Aberdeen University. He held office as Chairman of the Scottish Young Conservatives from 1989 to 1992, and thereafter became the first Scot to be elected Chairman of National Young Conservatives, a position he held for one year from 1991. He became a Member of the Scottish Parliament in August 2001, and was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Murdo became Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives in November 2005. He was appointed Scottish Conservative Spokesman on Education and Lifelong Learning in 2007, having previously been Spokesman on Enterprise & Lifelong Learning and prior to that Deputy Spokesman on Education. Murdo is now the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, appointed in June 2010. He serves as Parliamentary Advisor to the Autism Treatment Trust.