Colin Beattie

Colin Beattie (born 17 October 1951)[1] is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Midlothian North and Musselburgh constituency since 2011.

Colin Beattie

Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Midlothian North and Musselburgh
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded byConstituency created
Majority7,035 (20.3%)
Personal details
Born (1951-10-17) 17 October 1951 (age 68)
Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
OccupationSNP National Treasurer

Political careerEdit

He won the newly created seat in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election with a majority of just under 3000 votes.[1] Beattie previously worked as a banker and was SNP group leader on Midlothian Council.[1] Colin Beattie is also the current serving SNP National Treasurer.

Beattie was formally censured in 2013 by the Standards Commission for Scotland for breaching the Councillors’ code of Conduct for failing to register interest in property whilst a councillor.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Reynolds, Rory (6 May 2011). "Beattie claims new seat with 'historic' win over Labour". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ Standards Commission Scotland NEWS RELEASE - 18 June 2013 - MIDLOTHIAN HEARING - Councillor Lisa Beattie of MIDLOTHIAN COUNCIL and Mr Colin Beattie MSP (a Former Councillor in MIDLOTHIAN) Archived 24 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Scotsman

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim Mather
Treasurer of the Scottish National Party
Succeeded by