Lord Duncan of Springbank

Lord Ian Duncan was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Scotland Office in June 2017. He was also appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in October 2017.

Ian was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales between June and October 2017.

In 2014 Ian was elected to the European Parliament. There, he served on the Environment & Public Health (ENVI) Committee, the Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) Committee, and the Fisheries (PECH) Committee, and as a member of the Special Committees investigating the ‘Diesel-gate’ scandal and the implications of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak. From 2014 – 2017 he was Vice President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with South Asia and member of the Delegation for Relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Ian served as Vice President of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup, the Wine & Spirits Intergroup and the European Parliament Association.

Within the Conservative Group Ian was spokesman on Energy & Climate Change, and Fisheries. He was also the Chief Whip of the Conservatives in the European Parliament.

Prior to joining the Scottish Parliament, Ian held a number of high profile public affairs positions in Scotland, including Secretary of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and Head of Policy & Communications with the Scottish Refugee Council. Ian began his career as a researcher with BP focusing upon Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics.


LGBTI issues in the EU

Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan has launched a leaflet highlighting his work on behalf of minority groups across Europe.

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Rt Hon Baron Barker of Battle

Lord Barker was elected as MP for Bexhill and Battle 2001, serving on the Environmental Audit Select Committee 2001-2005. Following the election of 2010 he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2012. He pioneered UK “green” trade missions abroad and in addition to his role at DECC, served as Minister for Business Engagement with India from 2012-2014.

Lord Black of Brentwood

Raised to the peerage as Baron Black of Brentwood, of Brentwood in the County of Essex in 2010 , Guy Black was a Councillor on Brentwood District Council 1988-92.  He has political interests in Media and creative industries, health, education, energy and animal welfare.  He has a special interest in Italy. 

Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt contested West Bromwich East 1992 general election and has been Member of Parliament for Reigate since 1997.

Nick Boles MP

Nick was elected Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford in 2010. He was Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education 2012-2016.

Conor Burns MP

Conor spent the first few years of his life in Belfast before his family moved to Hertfordshire in 1980.  After secondary school in St Albans Conor went to Southampton University where he studied  Modern History and Politics.

Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson is the MSP for Edinburgh Central and the Leader of the Scottish Conservatives.She worked as a presenter, a news journalist and a documentary maker for the last nine years, mostly with BBC Scotland and REAL Radio in Glasgow.Outside of work and politics, Ruth is an avid sports fan. She enjoys hillwalking, kickboxing, socialising with friends, walking the dogs and is a fully paid up member of the official Scotland Supporters' Club and goes to all the home games at Hampden.

Nigel Evans MP

Nigel was born in November 1957. He was educated at Dynevor School, and University College, Swansea (BA Hons Politics). He owns and runs a small retail business in Swansea.

Stuart Andrew MP

Stuart was first elected Member of Parliament for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough in 2010 and has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and PPS to Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

Mike Freer MP

Mike Freer contested Harrow West 2005 general election. He has been the Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green since 6 May 2010 general election. Mike was appointed as Assistant Government Whip on 15 June 2017.

Lord Hayward of Cumnor

Lord Hayward  was the Member of Parliament for Kingswood from 1983 to 1992,and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to friends and families of hostages prior to the Gulf War in 1991 Iraq War, when he established and ran, with others, the Gulf Support Group for civilians who were held in Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. After parliament he was CEO of the Beer and Pub Association where  and is  currently Deputy Chairman, and Chairman of the Investment Committee, of Central YMCA, board member of Dignity in Dying and ad