Champion of change
In contrast to his rival Jackson Carlaw, who believes in the status quo, Mr Fraser is a long-time advocate of more powers for Holyrood, on the grounds that the parliament should be responsible for raising the money it spends.
The 45-year-old, who is married with one son, is MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife and was chairman of the Scottish Young Conservatives in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He said: “We are still a long way from being a real force in Scottish politics. In order to become one we require renewal and change.”