Influencer Dinner with Murdo Fraser MSP
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The fourth in a series of dinner conversations with senior parliamentarians who have a keen interest in lobbying regulation is with Murdo Fraser MSP. Over a two course dinner with wine in a private dining room of the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, come listen and engage with Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife and Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.
Tickets will be exclusively open to CIPR members until 15 May after which this event will be open to non-members.
Murdo Fraser lives with his wife and two children in Perthshire. Born in 1965 and educated at Inverness Royal Academy, he graduated LLB from Aberdeen University in 1986, and went on to do the postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies. He has since worked as a solicitor in Aberdeen and Edinburgh and prior to his election to the Scottish Parliament was an associate with Ketchen and Stevens WS in Edinburgh, specialising in commercial law.
Murdo is the Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee in the Scottish Parliament. Murdo 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.
After Annabel Goldie stood down as leader in 2011 Murdo decided to seek the leadership of the Scottish Conservative Party running on a radical platform of change. His launch plans included a commitment to further devolution to the Scottish Parliament from Westminster, as well as launching a new party to redefine the politics of Scotland, harnessing the support of the centre-right, but independent of the UK Conservative Party and with a new name and identity. Murdo Fraser was unsuccessful in his attempt to be elected party leader, losing out to Ruth Davidson MSP.
Murdo is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker and will be open to question about the current political scene: from the general election to lobbying regulation in Scotland and all points in between.
A CIPR Public Affairs Group in Scotland Members’ Network event. This event is worth 5 CPD points.
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