Angus Robertson


Angus Robertson

Infobox MP
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name = Angus Robertson
honorific-suffix = MP


constituency_MP=Moray
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term_start=7 June 2001
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predecessor=Margaret Ewing
successor= "Incumbent"
party = Scottish National Party
majority = 5,676 (14.6%)
birth_date = Birth date and age|1969|09|28|df=yes
birth_place = Wimbledon,England
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nationality = Scottish
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party = Scottish National Party
relations =
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residence =
alma_mater = University of Aberdeen
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Angus Robertson (born 28 September 1969, Wimbledon, London, England) is a Scottish National Party politician. In 2001, he was first elected as Member of Parliament for Moray in the north of Scotland. In May 2007, he was appointed as leader of the SNP group in the British House of Commons, succeeding Alex Salmond. [ [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/commons/story/0,,2086346,00.html Robertson elected SNP's Westminster leader] , "The Guardian", 23 May 2007.]

He was born to a Scottish father and German mother. Robertson was educated at Broughton High School, Edinburgh and the University of Aberdeen, where he earned a degree in politics and international relations. Before his election in May 2001, he worked as a journalist, most notably as a central European diplomatic correspondent for the BBC.

He is the SNP's spokesman on Defence and International Relations, and is well above average amongst MPs in his contributions to Parliament. [ [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/angus_robertson/moray#numbers Angus Robertson MP] , TheyWorkForYou.com] He has consistently been amongst the 30 MPs who claim the most expenses, mainly due to high travel expenses. [ [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/angus_robertson/moray#expenses Angus Robertson MP] , TheyWorkForYou.com] Robertson provided Swiss Senator Dick Marty a report containing what he calls 'a detailed report of numerous suspect movements of aircraft transiting through Scotland. [ [http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1693657,00.html European governments 'knew of' CIA flights] "The Guardian", 24 January 2006.]

References

External links

* [http://www.moraymp.org/ Angus Robertson] official site
* [http://www.epolitix.com/EN/MPWebsites/Angus+Robertson/ epolitix.com - Angus Robertson MP]
* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/person/0,9290,-7052,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Angus Robertson MP]
* [http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/angus_robertson/moray TheyWorkForYou.com - Angus Robertson MP]
* [http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/mp.php?mpn=Angus_Robertson&mpc=Moray The Public Whip - Angus Robertson MP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/mpdb/html/717.stm BBC News - Angus Robertson] profile 10 February, 2005


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