Gavin supports the Great Daffodil Appeal - Wearing his daffodil with pride, Gavin lent his support to Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal at the Scottish Parliament.
Gavin supports Trustees' Week - The National Body for Volunteering, Volunteer Scotland, is celebrating the diversity of volunteers during its 30th Anniversary Year by joining with MSPs to promote the value of volunteers during Trustees’ Week in Scotland
Gavin Brown (39) lives in Edinburgh and is a Conservative MSP for the Lothian region. He is married to Hilary and has three young children - a daughter and two sons.
He is the Conservative Spokesperson for Finance. He sits on the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament and is the Co-Convener of the Cross Party Group on Skills.
Gavin was previously the Conservative spokesperson for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism - he is also a former Convener of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
He was involved in the Conservative team that secured 1,000 extra police officers, a Council Tax freeze, the scrapping of business rates for many small businesses and a Town Centre Regeneration Fund for the people of Scotland.
Gavin was also instrumental in ensuring the Edinburgh Bed Tax was rejected and led the fight against the drop-off rip-off at Edinburgh Airport. In addition he has put severe pressure on the Scottish Government to reduce the practice of mere fiscal fines for violent offences.
In 2009, Gavin won the 'One to Watch' award at the Politician of the Year Awards.
Prior to going into politics Gavin was a lawyer at one of Scotland's most respected legal firms. He also started up a training business, which he still runs.
In his spare time, Gavin trains in Tae Kwon-Do (he holds a black belt) and long-distance running.
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