Michael Crockart has retained the constituency for the Liberal Democrats, taking over from incumbent MP John Barrett. Mr Barrett stood down at this election, stating that he had never been a “career politician” and was looking forward to a new challenge.
The seat has bounced between Conservative and Liberal Democrat hands since the 1931 General Election, but has been held by the Lib Dems since 1997.
Mr Crockart is married with two sons. He was born and brought up in Perth. He moved to Edinburgh to study Politics at Edinburgh University in 1984.
He has worked in the public service and in financial services in Edinburgh, as well as serving as a police officer in the Lothian and Borders Police force for eight years. He also worked as a systems developer and IT Project Manager for Standard Life for 11 years.
He has campaigned for the Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh since 1985, and has stood as a Lib Dem candidate three times in the last five years.