Iain Stewart was born in September 1972 and grew up in Hamilton, Scotland. He went to Hutchesons’ Grammar School in Glasgow before proceeding to Exeter University, graduating with an honours degree in politics. Since 1993, he has lived in Milton Keynes where he moved to for his first job as a trainee accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Central Milton Keynes. Iain Stewart was first elected as Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South in May 2010. Soon after he was elected by fellow MPs to sit on the Transport Select Committee (TSC). He was the longest serving Member of the Committee until he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Secretary of State for Transport, Sir Patrick Mcloughlin. Following his successful re-election in May 2015 he was moved to the Scotland Office to serve as PPS to David Mundell MP. Following the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister, Iain was moved to the newly formed Department for International Trade as the PPS to Dr Liam Fox MP. Iain has also Chaired of a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) including those on Smart Cities and the Future of Rail. In December 2017, Iain was appointed as the Government’s official champion for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor. Iain was made a Commissioner of HM Treasury, in the Government Whips Office. Iain was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South in the 2019 General Election. He received 32,011 votes, taking a 50% share of all votes cast; he was returned with a majority of 6,944. In June 2020, Iain was appointed Minister for Scotland. Iain is passionate about transport, specifically the Railway Industry, and is taking a keen interest in the development of the East-West Rail link, high speed rail, electric vehicle technology and driverless automation.
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