Iain Whyte is 44 years old, has been a Member of the City of Edinburgh Council since April 1995 and represents Inverleith ward. He was Conservative Group Leader from 2002 to 2010 and was elected as Convener of Lothian and Borders Police Board in June 2007.

Outwith the Council Iain is a Non-Executive Director of Lothian NHS Board and Chair of the Board’s East Lothian Community Health Partnership.  He has previously worked in the NHS, as a Conservative Party researcher in the Scottish Parliament and in retailing.

A Governor of Fettes College, Edinburgh, Director of EICC Ltd, and a Director of Edinburgh Leisure, Iain has been a Scottish Conservative Candidate for both Scottish Parliamentary and Westminster elections in Edinburgh.

Iain was educated at Friend’s School, Wigton, Cumbria, George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh where he graduated in 1991 with a B.Sc. (Social Science) Degree.

Iain’s personal interests include horse riding, golf, and Hibernian football club.  Iain was honoured to represent the City on horseback as Captain of the Edinburgh Riding of the Marches in 2011.

Contact details

Telephone: 0131 529 4090

Email iain.whyte@edinburgh.gov.uk

His election leaflet is here:-

Whyte Election Address 2012