Michael Matheson MSP Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Cabinet Secretary for Justice


Michael Matheson

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: Deputy Spokesperson for: Health and Social Policy, and Housing 1998-99, Justice and Equality 1999-2001, Justice and Land Reform 1999-2003, Justice 2003-04, Shadow Minister for Culture and Sport 2004-06; Minister for Public Health 2011-14; Cabinet Secretary for Justice 2014-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Falkirk West constituency 1999 and 2003 Scottish Parliament elections. MSP for Central Scotland region 1999-2007, for Falkirk West constituency 2007-11, and for Falkirk West constituency (revised boundary) since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Health, social policy, community care, international development, justice, human rights, electoral reform.
  • Party groups

    Scottish National Party: Convener: Stirling branch 1996-98, Stirling and Castle branch 1998-99, Member, Denny and Dunipace branch 1999-.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Convener Malawi Group -2011; Vice-convener: Sport Group 2007-11, Russia Group 2008-11.
  • Countries of interest

    South East Asia, Cuba, India, Malawi, South Africa.

Election record for Falkirk West, 05 May 2016

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 56.7%
Labour 21.67%
Conservative 18.25%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Matheson, Michael Scottish National Party 18,260 56.7
Telford, Mandy Labour 6,980 21.67
Harris, Alison Conservative 5,877 18.25
Cole-Hamilton, Gillian Liberal Democrat 966 3
Majority 11,280 votes
Electorate 59,812
Turnout (32,203) 53.84%

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