David Mundell was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2015. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in May 2005. Between 2010 and 2015 David was a Minister in the Scotland Office.
David attended Lockerbie Academy, before going on to study law at the University of Edinburgh and gaining a Diploma in Legal Practice.
He also received an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School.
David worked as a solicitor before joining BT as Group Legal Advisor for Scotland in 1991. He became BT Scotland’s head of national affairs, remaining with BT until becoming an MSP.
David was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and again in 2003 as a list MSP for the South of Scotland. After being elected as MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in 2005, he was made Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and a member of David Cameron’s Shadow Cabinet.
He is a member of the Law Society and Writers to the Signet.
He currently lives in Moffat. He has a daughter and 2 sons.