|Marital Status:||Married, one daughter|
|Education:||Strathallan School, Perthshire; Jedburgh Grammar School; Edinburgh University - MA (Hons) Politics & Modern History 1987.|
Michael Moore entered Parliament at his first attempt in 1997, holding David's Steel's former seat, Tweeddale, Ettrick & Lauderdale.
Michael Moore was born in Northern Ireland, the son of an Army Chaplain. After Strathallan School in Perthshire and Jedburgh Grammar School, he read Politics & Modern History at Edinburgh. After a year as a researcher for Archy Kirkwood MP, Michael joined Coopers & Lybrand, qualified as a chartered accountant and rose to become a manager in the corporate finance practice [1993-97]. Michael's interests include supporting local rugby teams, hill walking and films.
He was the party's campaign chairman for the 1999 Scottish Parliament elections, and retained this role for the 2003 elections. In October 2002 he was elected Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, which post he held until May 2010.During the Lib Dem leadership election campaign following Charles Kennedy’s resignation, Michael acted as chief of staff to Menzies Campbell MP; afterwards he was appointed Shadow Foreign Secretary. He has also served as Spokesperson on Transport [1997-2001], Foreign Affairs [2001-05], Shadow Defence Secretary [2005-06], Shadow Secretary of State for International Development [2007-2010], and Shadow Secretary for Scotland and Northern Ireland [March 2008-October 2008]. He was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2010.
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