Andrew Bowie MP has been elected to Westminster’s select committee on defence.
The committee is appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies.
Members are involved in 13 current inquiries, including the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, defence and climate change, and aviation procurement.
Andrew pointed to his scrutiny of UK Government spending on defence as a key element of his candidacy, along with his service background.
Andrew served in the Royal Navy for three years before attending university in Aberdeen, and recently rejoined as a reservist.
He said: “For me, the Armed Forces and the defence of our country have been front and centre of everything I have done throughout my adult life. It was my experiences whilst serving at home and abroad, in places like Brazil, The Gulf and The Falkland Islands that influenced my decision to get into politics.
“More than ever Parliamentary defence scrutiny needs members with not only a record of service but a record in scrutinising how we fund and support that service.”
In his pitch, Andrew highlighted the importance of having a Scottish Conservative voice on the committee. “Far too often, the Scottish voices on our select committees are solely those of the SNP that would break our Union apart. This needs to change – particularly on defence.”