David Hamilton

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David Hamilton, MP for Midlothian

David Hamilton is the Labour MP for Midlothian. [1] Hamilton has served in this constituency since 2001, and in 2010 he was elected for a third term with a majority of 10,349. [2]

He also currently serves as the Scottish Labour whip in the House of Commons. [3]

Hamilton announced he will be stepping down from his parliamentary role in May 2015. [3]


Hamilton has a mining and trade union background. He worked as a miner from 1966 to 1985 in various collieries and was union delegate at Monktonhall Colliery between 1976 and 1986. During the miners' strike in 1984-1985 Hamilton led six of the strike centres in the Mid and East Lothian area. [2]

Before becoming an MP, Hamilton was also a councillor in Midlothian for six years. [3]

Since joining parliament Hamilton has been part of four select committees: the work and pensions select committee, the Scottish affairs select committee, the procedures select committee and he still sits on the defence select committee. [2]

Hamilton also served as parliamentary private secretary to Ed Miliband when he was shadow secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change in 2010. [2]



  • Address: PO Box 11, 95 High Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1HL
  • Telephone: 0131 654 1585
  • Fax: 0131 654 1586


  • Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • Telephone: 020 7219 8257
  • Fax: 020 7219 2532
  • Email: hamiltonda@parliament.uk

Web & Social media


  1. Mr David Hamilton MP www.parliament.uk, accessed 5 March 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 David Hamilton politics.co.uk, accessed 5 March 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David Hamilton MP announces he’s stepping down in May LabourList, 24 January 2015, accessed 5 March 2015