Hello - I'm Graham Simpson, your Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP in Central Scotland.
I have represented the Central Scotland region since May 2016 and I was a councillor for East Kilbride West from 2007 until 2017. In the election for my second term I topped the poll, recording one of the biggest vote share increases of any Conservative in Scotland.
I was a journalist from 1983 until my election to the Scottish Parliament, finishing my career in newspapers at the Scottish Sun.
Within Parliament, I am the Shadow Minister for Transport. I am on the Cross Party Group for Aviation, Housing, and Cycling, Walking and Buses. I also a member of the Delegated Powers Committee,
I was born in Aberdeen and have lived in East Kilbride for over 20 years with my wife and our two daughters - although the girls have spread their wings now.
Outside of politics I enjoy watching football, I enjoy cycling and hill walking when I get the chance – I am also the species champion for the Billberry Bumblebee – a species found in the Scottish hills - and Ash trees.
I am a keen jazz fan. I have been lucky to see some of the greats, including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Horace Silver etc.