Graham Hutchison was elected as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Councillor for Almond Ward in May 2017. Graham was born and brought up in the north of Edinburgh. He is 34 and lives in Kirkliston with his wife, to whom he has been married since 2012.
Since graduating BA(Hons) in Business Studies from Napier University in 2006 Graham has built a successful career in the financial services industry and is currently employed as an Accounting and Valuations Manager for one of the UK’s largest financial institutions. In his spare time Graham serves as an Elder of the Church of Scotland, he is a keen lawn bowler and enjoys football and foreign travel.
Graham was inspired to seek elected office following the SNPs failure to respect the democratic will of the Scottish people as expressed in the 2014 referendum.
Speaking after his election to Edinburgh City Council Graham said: "As a Kirkliston resident I have first hand experience of how life in rural west Edinburgh differs from that in the centre of our city. The previous SNP/Labour administration repeatedly showed disregard for the residents of our ward, allowing excessive and unconstrained housebuilding without supporting improvements to the already overburdened infrastructure and local services. As your councillor I will be a champion for local issues and always fight for the best interests of Almond residents."
If you have any local issues or concerns that you would like to raise with Graham, you can contact him by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0131 529 4354. For local news and updates, you can follow Graham on Twitter or on Facebook.