Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland

Responsibilities

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland supports The Secretary of State for Scotland on ministerial matters.

The Parliamentary Under Secretary engages with Scottish stakeholders on a wide range of matters relating to the UK Parliament. They represent Scottish interests on a total of 22 Cabinet committees and subcommittees including the National Economic Council, Domestic Affairs, Life Chances, Constitution and Legislation.

Current role holder: The Rt Hon David Mundell MP

David Mundell was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Scotland Office in May 2010. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in May 2005.

Education

David attended Lockerbie Academy in Lockerbie, before going on to study law at the University of Edinburgh and gaining a Diploma in Legal Practice.

He also received an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School.

Political career

  • David was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and 2003 as a list MSP for the South of Scotland.
  • After being elected as MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in 2005, he was made Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and a member of David Cameron’s Shadow Cabinet.

Career outside politics

David worked as a solicitor before joining BT as Group Legal Advisor for Scotland in 1991. He became BT Scotland’s head of national affairs, remaining with BT until becoming an MSP.

He was a councillor in Annandale and Eskdale from 1984-6 and served on Dumfries and Galloway council for another year until 1987, while a student.

He is a member of the Law Society and Writers to the Signet.

Personal life

He currently lives in Moffat. He has a daughter and 2 sons.

Announcements

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  1. Houses fit for heroes

    • 27 February 2014
    • News story
  2. Ice going for Team GB's curlers

    • 21 February 2014
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  3. Prime Minister pays tribute to Scottish Korean War veterans

    • 11 February 2014
    • News story
  4. On the rink of success

    • 31 January 2014
    • News story
  5. 2013 sees 30,000 new businesses created in Scotland

    • 27 January 2014
    • News story
  6. Lockerbie remembered

    • 21 December 2013
    • News story
  7. Mundell highlights UK’s American network

    • 19 December 2013
    • News story
  8. Mundell promotes stateside opportunities for Scottish businesses

    • 12 December 2013
    • News story
  9. Mundell is 'Oban for debate' in Argyll

    • 14 November 2013
    • News story
  10. Mundell welcomes French trade delegation to Scotland

    • 3 October 2013
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