Murdo Fraser

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Murdo Fraser

Murdo Fraser is the Conservative MSP for mid-Scotland and Fife. He is Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in the Scottish Parliament. [1]

Political career

Fraser held the position of Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives from November 2005 to November 2011 and has previously been Scottish Conservative Spokesman on Health, Education and Enterprise & Lifelong Learning.

He is also co-convenor of the Cross-Party Groups ‘Scottish Economy’, ‘Scottish Health Inequalities’ and ‘Pakistan’.


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In February 2014 Fraser blogged about how a UK Department of Energy and Climate Change poll revealed that more people in the UK are in favour of shale gas than against it:

Shale gas has the potential to reduce fuel poverty and create thousands of well-paid jobs throughout Scotland including many within my own region of Fife, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. The minority who oppose fracking are often the most vocal but this survey shows that more UK residents are in favour of extracting shale gas than against it. Furthermore, this survey has shown that people who know a lot about shale gas are significantly more likely to support it.
The Scottish Government must use this evidence as a green light to fully support fracking.


In September 2011 Fraser received £5,000.00 from Flowidea Ltd, a company run by Sir Henry Angest.[2]


Fraser is a patron of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and a member of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership.

He also serves as a voluntary Parliamentary Advisor to the Autism Treatment Trust and is a voluntary Patron of the Scottish Asian Pakistani Foundation.


Publications include the pamphlets: Defending our British Heritage (1993); Full Fiscal Freedom (1998) and Scotland and the Euro (1999); and Murdo compiled and edited a collection of essays in 2006 entitled The Blue Book.





  1. Murdo Fraser, About Me, personal website, acc 24 February 2014
  2. Electoral Commission Search: Flowidea, accessed 1 July 2015.