George Kerevan

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George Kerevan
Member of Parliament
for East Lothian
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Fiona O'Donnell
Majority 6,803 (11.5%)
Personal details
Born (1949-09-28) 28 September 1949 (age 69)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political party Labour (Before 1996)
Scottish National Party (1996–
Alma mater University of Glasgow

George Kerevan (born 28 September 1949) is a Scottish journalist, economist and Scottish National Party (SNP) politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Lothian since May 2015 and is a member of the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Glasgow, Kerevan was educated at Kingsridge Secondary School in Drumchapel, and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a First-class MA degree in political economy.[2] He subsequently held academic posts at Napier College, including Senior Lecturer in Economics, from 1975-2000, specialising in energy economics. He was associate editor of The Scotsman from 2000 to 2009[2] and was the chief executive of What If Productions (Television) Ltd. He is co-organiser of the Prestwick World Festival of Flight.

Political career

He was in the International Marxist Group, before serving as a Labour councillor in Edinburgh from 1984 to 1996. In 1996, he joined the Scottish National Party,[3] and was their candidate in Edinburgh East at the 2010 UK general election where he came second to Labour's Sheila Gilmore, polling 8,133 votes.

George Kerevan was the SNP candidate for East Lothian at the 2015 UK general election. He polled 25,104 votes, a majority of 6,803, and defeated the incumbent Labour MP Fiona O'Donnell.

He is the co-author with Alan Cochrane of Scottish Independence: Yes or No, published in April 2014.


  • Kerevan, George (1985). The case for Scottish coal.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kerevan, George (1986). The case for retaining an European coal industry: a critical response to the EEC Coal Directorate's close-and-import plan as laid out in COM (85)251 and COM (85)525.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kerevan, George (1987). The case for retaining Seafield: a special report on Seafield Colliery and the reasons why Seafield coal is vital to Scotland's energy future.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kerevan, George (1988). Scottish coalfields study 1988. Scottish Coal Project.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kerevan, George; Scottish Coal Project (1988). A plan for Scotland's energy future. Scottish Coal Project.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. "Treasury Committee - membership". House of Commons. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Swanson, Ian (9 May 2015). "SNP brings seismic shift to Edinburgh politics". Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 11 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Denver, DT (2000). Scotland decides: the devolution issue and the 1997 referendum. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-7146-5053-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Fiona O'Donnell
Member of Parliament
for East Lothian