University of Aberdeen Conservative and Unionist Association
The Aberdeen University Conservative and Unionist Association (AUCUA) is a student Conservative association formed in 1881. It is the third oldest Conservative student association in the United Kingdom.
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It comprises an executive committee that consists of five positions where members are elected annually at the association's AGM. It is directly affiliated to the Aberdeen University Students' Association.
Notable former members
- Lord Blencathra - Member of the House of Lords, former Member of Parliament for the Penrith constituency, former Minister of State for Home Affairs, former Minister of State for the Environment and Countryside and former Chief Whip of the Conservative Party.
- James Cran - Former Member of Parliament for Beverley and Shadow Deputy Leader of the House.
- Murdo Fraser MSP – Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance.
- Dr Nanette Milne - Former Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.
- David Torrance – Biographer and freelance political journalist.
- Derek Brownlee - Former MSP for South of Scotland (Scottish Parliament electoral region) and member of the Advisory Board of Reform Scotland.
- Dr Eamonn Butler - Co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute.
- Paul Wheelhouse MSP - SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for South Scotland and Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy in the Scottish Government.
- Ross Thomson MP - Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South and former Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.
- Andrew Bowie MP - Member of Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
- Finlay Carson MSP - Member of the Scottish Parliament for Galloway and West Dumfries and Scottish Conservative Spokesperson for Fishing and Farming.
- 2018/19 - Gavin MacKenzie
- 2017/18 - Emma Farquhar
- 2016/17 - Emma Farquhar
- 2015/16 - Alexander McNab
- 2014/15 - Nicholas Layden
- 2013/14 - Nicholas Layden
- 2012/13 - Andrew Bowie
- 2011/12 - Declan Pang
- 2010/11 - Duncan Stewart
- 2009/10 - Andrea Sharpe
- 2008/09 - Oliver Lash-Williams
- 2007/08 - Leslie K. Clark
- 2006/07 - Tobias Lebmann
- 2005/06 - Tobias Lehmann
- 2004/05 - Frank Webster