Alex Johnstone, Scottish politician, Died at 55

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Alexander Johnstone was born on July 31, 1961, and died on December 7, 2016.

He was a British Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician.

Johnstone had been Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North East Scotland electoral region since 1999.

Alex fought the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency in the 2005 General Election, finishing second.

Johnstone also finished second in Angus North and Mearns in the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections, but was re-elected as an additional member on the party list.

He was a Church of Scotland elder, in which he made public comments against a proposal to let individual congregations select gay clergy for their church.

He was educated at Mackie Academy in Stonehaven before working as a dairy and arable farmer.

Alex married Linda in 1981 and they had two children.

He died due to cancer.

Alex Johnstone passed away at 55 years old.

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