The Rt Hon Michael Moore MP


Michael Moore was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2010. He is the Liberal Democrat MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.


Michael was educated at Jedburgh Grammar School and Edinburgh University, where he studied politics and modern history.

Political career

He previously served as Shadow Secretary for Scotland and Northern Ireland and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.

Michael was elected as an MP in 1997 and has held a number of posts since, including: •Spokesperson for Scotland 1997 to 1999 and 2001 •Spokesperson for Transport 1999 to 2001 •Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs 2001 to 2005 •Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 2005 to 2006 •Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2006 to 2007 •Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Scotland 2008 •Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2007 to 2010

Career outside politics

After a year as a researcher for Archy Kirkwood MP, he joined Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a Scottish chartered accountant and became a manager in the corporate finance practice.

Personal life

Michael is married with a daughter. His interests include supporting local rugby teams, hill walking and films.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Scotland

    • 2010 to 2013


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