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Michael Moore

Michael Moore, the MP for Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale
Party:
Liberal Democrat

Constituency:
Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale

Date of birth:
3 June 1965

Telephone:
020 7219 3000

Address:
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Political profile:
Michael Moore was first elected to the Commons in 1997 as the successor to former Liberal leader David Steel.

He was already well connected in the Scottish Liberal Democrats, having worked as a researcher for his constituency neighbour Archy Kirkwood.

He chaired the party's 1999 Scottish election campaign and spent two successful years as transport spokesman leading up to the 2001 election.

After the last general election he was appointed the party's leading spokesman on Scottish affairs.

High profile campaigns include when the local cashmere industry was threatened by the US-EU trade war over bananas.

He is on the libertarian wing of the Liberal Democrats and voted against bans on both handguns and hunting.

In November 2001, he was moved from the Scottish portfolio to foreign affairs.


TOP THREE PARTIES AT A GLANCE
Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat 42.3%
Labour Labour 26.7%
Conservative Conservative 15.4%
IN DETAIL
Name Party Votes %
Michael Moore Liberal Democrat 14,035 42.3
Keith Geddes Labour 8,878 26.7
Andrew Brocklehurst Conservative 5,118 15.4
Richard Thomson Scottish National Party 4,108 12.4
Norman Lockhart Scottish Socialist Party 695 2.1
John Hein LIB 383 1.2
Majority 5,157
Turnout 63.9%
POLITICAL MAKE UP OF SCOTLAND
A map of Scotland showing its political make up.



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