Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale
Date of birth:
3 June 1965
020 7219 3000
The House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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|
|Michael Moore||Liberal Democrat||14,035||42.3|
|Richard Thomson||Scottish National Party||4,108||12.4|
|Norman Lockhart||Scottish Socialist Party||695||2.1|
|POLITICAL MAKE UP OF SCOTLAND|