Oliver Mundell – Dumfriesshire is the Mundell family dynasty
Oliver Mundell is to stand for re-election in tomorrow’s Scottish Parliament Election. He is confident that his strong stance in defence of the Union, in the South of Scotland will count in his favour with voters.
education & early employment
After leaving school in Moffat, he attended Edinburgh University, graduating in 2012. He worked for (7 months) for the multinational oil and gas firm Royal Dutch Shell and in the UK Parliament, (courtesy of Daddy) where he was employed, on a large salary, as a senior parliamentary aide to Geoffrey Cox QC MP. This was the launching pad for a political career as an MSP for Dumfriesshire
At Edinburgh University his campaign for election to the post of Student Association President was hindered by an allegation that he had harassed a fellow student Alice Stanes, a disabled NUS liberation officer reducing her to tears, in a discussion about disability and policy
In a later apology he said: “I understand that liberation is a sensitive issue but I have always tried to keep my own personal emotions out of decision making, putting the needs of students first, I’m really sorry if my point of view has been upsetting or misinterpreted but, rather than engaging in petty student politics, I’m moving forward with my plans to make the Student’s Union more representative.”
He was not elected. Evidently his fellow students disagreed with his statement about being unconcerned about engaging in “petty Student politics”
Dec 2014: Oliver works for his dad at the expense of the public
Mundell employed his son, out of university a few months. (salary £30,000+) as a Parliamentary Assistant from 1 March 2013. having previously employed him in the same position from May to 2012″. Then, in November 2014, Mundell transferred his SPAD duties taking up a position as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher (more money for the boy) working in the Westminster ,House of Commons office of a Conservative MP representing South West Region.
He departed Westminster for Scotland only a year later and in 2015 was subsequently elected to serve as the MSP for Dumfriesshire.
In announcing his intention to remain as the MSP for Dumfriesshire in the 2021 Scottish General Election it is expected his father will be elevated to the House of Lords very soon paving the way for Oliver to take up a seat in Westminster further entrenching the Mundell dynasty in Dumfriesshire. Nepotism gone mad.
4 thoughts on “Oliver Mundell’s past indiscretion surfaces at an inopportune times”
You missed out that he got impaled on railings as a student while climbing over them, possibly when drunk!
I think I covered this one
Ridiculous getting employed as a SPAD out of Uni. If only they would introduce some rule, so there was equal opportunities to get access to this job, it’s disgusting.
Poor man looks like his father.
I agree the Spad system is being abused by Westminster. I think Cameron employs around 30 SPAD’s. Many £millions of taxpayers hard earned cash is being paid to young men and women who should really be out in the community earning a living not sponging off the taxpayer for their entire working life. The number of SPAD’s now holding political office is a national disgrace. the Mundell example is not unusual, more in case it is the norm. Many son’s of MP’s are given the start working out of their father’s office.