Christine Grahame MSP Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party


Christine Grahame

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish National Party: Spokesperson for Social Security 2000-01, Shadow Minister for Social Justice 2004-07.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Justice Sub-committee on Policing; Justice; Conveners' Group.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale constituency 1999, 2003 and 2007 Scottish Parliament elections. MSP for South Scotland region 1999-2011 (Contested the seat in 1999 as Christine Creech), and for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Justice, small businesses, rural economy, borders railway, animal welfare.
  • Party groups

    Elected member, National Council, Scottish National Party 2001-02.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Convener, Borders Rail Group 1999; Vice-convener, Diabetes Group 2006-11; Animal Welfare Group: Vice-convener 2006-07, Convener 2007-; Convener, Tackling Debt Group 2007-08.

Election record for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 43.51%
Liberal Democrat 28.05%
Labour 16.68%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Grahame, Christine Scottish National Party 13,855 43.51
Purvis, Jeremy Liberal Democrat 8,931 28.05
Miller, Ian Labour 5,312 16.68
Duncan, Peter Conservative 3,743 11.76
Majority 4,924 votes
Electorate 57,881
Turnout (31,841) 55.01%

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