Maurice Golden

Maurice Golden
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
Political party Scottish Conservative Party
Alma mater University of Dundee

Maurice Charles Golden MSP is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician who is Member of Scottish Parliament for the West Scotland region, elected in the Scottish Parliament election, 2016. In the Scottish Parliament, he is the Conservative spokesperson for environment, climate change and land reform. Golden is also deputy whip.

Early life and education

Golden attended the High School of Dundee and the University of Dundee from 1997 until 2001, and graduated with a 2:1 honours degree in history and politics.


Golden has experience in the waste and energy sectors, previously working for Ofgem and Consumer Focus as well as with Local Authorities advising on kerbside collections. He led the Circular Economy Programme for Zero Waste Scotland after 2011.

Golden has been a member of the Conservative Party since 1998. He was selected as the Conservative Party candidate in the Glenrothes by-election for the Westminster Parliament in 2008, securing third place as Labour retained the seat.

In 2016, Golden stood for the Scottish Parliament as the Conservative candidate for Clydebank and Milngavie where he came third, then was elected from the West Scotland regional list.[1] Golden is also deputy whip.[2] Golden is deputy convenor of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee in the Scottish Parliament.[3]


  1. "Election 2016: West Scotland. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
  2. "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. "Membership". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
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