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


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; Deputy Presiding Officer 2016-.
  • 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 2016

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 44.86%
Conservative 28.44%
Labour 15.95%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Grahame, Christine Scottish National Party 16,031 44.86
Ballantyne, Michelle Conservative 10,163 28.44
Dugdale, Fiona Labour 5,701 15.95
Chapman, Kristian Liberal Democrat 3,686 10.31
Majority 5,868 votes
Electorate 60,023
Turnout (35,737) 59.54%

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