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Statement to voters
Owen was raised in Loanhead after moving there aged 7 when his dad became minister at Loanhead Parish Church. After attending Beeslack High School in Penicuik, Owen studied Accounting and Finance at Napier University. After working in the financial Services industry for a period Owen was elected to Midlothian Council in November 2005 at the Loanhead by-election. At this time Owen was the youngest Councillor in Scotland.
Owen started on the campaign trail early having delivered his first leaflets aged 8. He was successfully re-elected in both 2007 and 2012 becoming Leader of Midlothian Council in 2013.
Owen enjoys football, rugby, craft beer, and films.
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Owen George Thompson is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. He was elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Midlothian, but was defeated at the next general election in 2017. He regained the seat at the 2019 general election.Read more on Wikipedia
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Biographical summaryBorn: 1978-03-17, Loanhead, Scotland
Undergraduate degree: Accounting and Finance, Edinburgh Napier University
Previous job: Councillor
You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where Owen Thompson may be appearing.
(Past event) Tuesday 3 December 2019 15:30–17:00: GE2019 Hustings, Newbattle Abbey College Dalkeith EH22 3LL.
This candidate has previously stood for election in:
- 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Midlothian
- 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Midlothian
- 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Midlothian
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