Died when: 61 years 6 days Star Sign: Leo
David William McLetchie CBE (6 August 1952 – 12 August 2013) was a Scottish politician, a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian electoral region. He was formerly the leader of the Scottish Conservatives between 1999 and 2005, and MSP for the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency (2003–2011). Born in Edinburgh, McLetchie became leader of the Scottish Conservatives upon the creation of the Scottish Parliament, in 1999, and was the MSP for the Lothians electoral region (1999–2003). In 2003, he was elected as the constituency MSP for the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency. He was forced to resign as Scottish Conservative leader following a scandal over his expense claims in 2005. He was re-elected in Edinburgh Pentlands in 2007, but lost his seat to the Scottish Nationalists in 2011. Although not re-elected in Pentlands, he was returned to Parliament as a 'list' MSP for the Lothian region.