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Owen Thompson

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Owen Thompson was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate in Midlothian in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 20,033 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Owen Thompson - here's everything we know so far!

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Owen Thompson was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto.

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.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1978-03-17, Loanhead, Scotland
Undergraduate degree: Accounting and Finance, Edinburgh Napier University
Previous job: Councillor

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Local hustings

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(Past event) Tuesday 3 December 2019 15:30–17:00: GE2019 Hustings, Newbattle Abbey College Dalkeith EH22 3LL.

(Past event) Wednesday 27 November 2019 19:00–21:00: Midlothian Hustings, Dalkeith Arts Centre EH22 1AE. See video or other info from this event.

Previous elections

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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