Ted Brocklebank

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Ted Brocklebank
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Mid Scotland and Fife
In office
1 May 2003 – 22 March 2011
Personal details
Born (1942-09-24) 24 September 1942 (age 79)
St. Andrews, Scotland
Political party Scottish Conservative Party

Ted Brocklebank (born 24 September 1942) is a Scottish Conservative politician.


Brocklebank was previously a journalist and a television producer, having been Head of News and Current Affairs at Grampian Television. He stood for the Fife North East constituency in the 1999 election for the Scottish Parliament, coming second to Liberal Democrat Iain Smith. This was repeated in the 2003 election, although the Conservatives' share of the vote increased. This time however, Brocklebank was elected through the regional list for Mid Scotland and Fife.

He was the rural affairs spokesman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, and a member of the party's Shadow Cabinet. In February 2007 he resigned from the Shadow Cabinet after David Cameron changed the party's stance on fisheries, specifically the threat of withdrawal from the EU's Common Fisheries Policy.[1] Mr Brocklebank did not seek re-election at the Scottish Parliament general election, 2011.


  1. Top Tory quits as fisheries policy is torn up, The Herald, 2 February 2007

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