Murdo Fraser was born in Inverness and studied law at Aberdeen University before practicing as a solicitor in Edinburgh. In the 1999 Scottish Parliament Election, Murdo stood as the Conservative candidate for North Tayside, and fought the constituency again at the 2001 General Election. He became a Member of the Scottish Parliament in August 2001 following the resignation of the previous List Member for Mid-Scotland and Fife, and was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2021. Murdo was Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives from November 2005 to November 2011 and has served as spokesman on Education, Health, Economy and Finance. Murdo was delighted to be re-elected in 2021 and is now Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery.
Dean was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 and re-elected in 2021. In the last session of Parliament Dean was appointed to the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Infrastructure and Transport and served as a member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee.
Liz Smith was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011, 2016 and in 2021. She is one of four Conservative Regional Members for Mid Scotland and Fife. Following her long-serving role as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, she became Chief Whip in February 2020. Following the 2021 election, Liz took over the role of Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Economy and chairs two cross party committees: those on Colleges and Universities, and Sport.
Alexander was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 for the Mid Scotland and Fife region and served as Shadow Minister for Local Government, International Relations and Migration, followed by some time as Deputy Chief Whip of the Party at Holyrood when Jackson Carlaw MSP was Leader. He was then re-appointed as Shadow Minister for Local Government, a post he held until the end of Session 5. He was re-elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2021 and is now serving as Shadow Minister for Equalities and Older People.
Chris was elected as Councillor for the Perth City Centre Ward in 2017.
Chris writes: "As a local resident, I live with my family in North Muirton. My children grew up in North Muirton and have all been to the local schools. I am delighted to have been elected for this ward. Perth is a very fair city, but we are still a long way from recognising our full potential.
Bob Brawn was elected in 2017 as a Councillor for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward, alongside Cllr Caroline Shiers . Having run the local shop and Post Office with his wife for the last fourteen years, Bob is well-placed to appreciate the changing concerns of the local community.
John was elected as the Councillor for the Highland Ward of Perth and Kinross Council in a by-election on 20 April 2018 and is currently Deputy Group Leader for the Conservative Administration. A former Police Superintendent, John was born and brought up in Aberfeldy, went to school at Breadalbane Academy, studied at the University of Glasgow and joined Strathclyde Police in 1981. He retired from the police after 30 years’ service and returned to Aberfeldy.