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2010-04-01 11:49:03 Joanna Strathdee Joanna was one of only two to make the breakthrough in Gordon and be elected to Aberdeenshire Council in 1999, re-elected in 2003 with a growing majority. She has been the SNP Group Leader since 2007 and responsible, while in opposition, for negotiating £500,000 to be spent on SNP Group priorities in last year's Council Budget process. Joanna is also Vice Chair of the Marr Area Committee, Chair of the Aberdeenshire Central Licensing Board, Gordon Leisure Projects Trust and for several years was chair of KIMO UK. She has been Gordon CA Convener for several years and one of the stalwart activists who worked tirelessly in the First Minister's successful campaign in Gordon. http://www.snp.org/joannastrathdee http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Joanna_Strathdee_004.thumbnail.jpg Aberdeen North
2010-04-01 11:49:04 Mark McDonald Mark is the Deputy Leader of the SNP Group on Aberdeen City Council, and Vice Convenor of the Housing Environment Committee. He is also Vice Convenor of Grampian Joint Fire Board and previously convened the Council's Appeals Committee. Elected in 2007 with the most first preference votes of any candidate, Mark grew up in Dyce and currently lives there with his wife and young son. Previously Mark worked for Richard Lochhead MSP and Maureen Watt MSP and currently works part-time for Nigel Don MSP. Born in 1980 in Inverurie, Mark gained a politics degree from Dundee University and a postgraduate Masters in Strategic Studies at Aberdeen University. http://www.snp.org/markmcdonald http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Mark_McDonald_003.thumbnail.jpg Aberdeen South
2010-04-01 11:49:05 Sophia Coyle Sophia Coyle has three young children and has always lived in North Lanarkshire. For the past 7 years she has representated Airdrie North as a councillor in North Lanarkshire Council. She was pivotal in the campaign to Keep Monklands Hospital A Open and is committed to preventing its closure by Labour. She stood in Airdrie Shotts in 2007, coming a close second and achieving a 15% swing from Labour to the SNP. http://www.snp.org/sophiacoyle http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Sophia+Coyle.thumbnail.jpg Airdrie and Shotts
2010-04-01 11:49:06 Mike Weir Mike is the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Industry, Energy and the Environment. He was previously a councillor and Convenor of the General Purposes Committee of Angus Council. Prior to his election in 2001, Mike was a solicitor and Partner for J Shiell in Brechin. Mike serves on the Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Committee at Westminster. http://www.snp.org/mikeweir http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Mike_Weir_MP_-3033.thumbnail.jpg Angus
2010-04-01 11:49:07 Michael MacKenzie Michael MacKenzie was born in Oban. He was brought up in Glasgow but retained a strong connection with Argyll. He was educated at Allan Glens School and Glasgow University. He and his wife moved to Easdale Island in 1980 and continue to live there. He established a successful building business in 1983 and business interests now include a development company and an architectural company. In 1997 he was a founding director of Eilean Eisdeal which is one of the most successful community organisations in Argyll and Bute. He does occasional consultancy work for other communities on a pro bono basis. http://www.snp.org/michaelmackenzie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Mike+Mackenzie.thumbnail.jpg Argyll and Bute
2010-04-01 11:49:08 Charles Brodie Chic Brodie grew up in Dundee and studied Maths and Economics at St. Andrews University. As a teenager he was Chairman of YCND and joined the SNP after running companies across Europe and seeing first hand how countries like Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Holland ran themselves successfully. He has stood as candidate several times, for both Westminster and Council seats. He is a mentor and advisor to small and start up companies in Scotland. Chic and his partner Mary, live in Ayr and he loves golf, football, reading biographies, current affairs and his kids and grandchildren. http://www.snp.org/charlesbrodie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Chick_Brodie_004.thumbnail.jpg Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
2010-04-01 11:49:09 Dr Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh was born in Aberdeen in 1969 and grew up in Macduff, Banffshire. She attended Banff Academy and Glasgow University. After post-graduate studies in Scotland and Canada she taught Scottish Literature at Glasgow University and Newbattle Abbey College for a number of years before becoming Co-ordinator of the Scottish Carers' Alliance, a network of carer, disability and children's organisations promoting the interests of unpaid family carers. For over six years Eilidh worked for Oxfam as a policy advisor and campaigns manager. In a voluntary capacity Eilidh is a Director of Turning Point Scotland and Jubilee Scotland. http://www.snp.org/eilidhwhiteford None Banff and Buchan
2010-04-01 11:49:10 Paul Wheelhouse Paul is a professional economist and, since 1992, has specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects. Born in Belfast in 1970, Paul was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart's Melville College.Paul gained an honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from University of Edinburgh. Paul has lived in Berwickshire since 2000, and has served as a community councillor since 2001. Paul joined the SNP in 2003 and is Organiser for Roxburgh and Berwickshire SNP. He is a member of Shelter, SSPCA and RSPB. http://www.snp.org/paulwheelhouse http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/wheelhouse.800.thumbnail.jpg Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
2010-04-01 11:49:11 Jean Urquhart In addition to the information below, you can find more about Jean Urquhart at her own campaign site, www.jeanurquhart.org. Jean is managing director of Ceilidh Places Ltd, which she has run since 1972. She is also a Councillor for Wester Ross, Lochalsh and Strathpeffer, SNP deputy leader and council Vice Convener. She chairs the Audit and Scrutiny Committee and is a member of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee. She is also Chair of "Scotland's Housing Expo" working with the Scottish Government to deliver an international architecture event and Chair of the "Year of Homecoming' steering group in the Highlands. Jean is also a board member of University of the Highlands and Islands Millenium Institute, Feis Rois, FUSION, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Dewar Art's Awards and Vice Chair Eden Court Theatre. http://www.snp.org/jeanurquhart http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Jean_Urquhart_001.thumbnail.jpg Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
2010-04-01 11:49:12 John Mullen As Convener of Cunningham South SNP, John Mullen has been involved in all local and national SNP campaigns since joining the party in 2004. He acted as campaign coordinator for Central Ayrshire at the European Election 2009, and led the local opposition to Post Office closures in 2008. Born in Kilwinning in 1963 he spent his childhood in Troon, and was educated at Marr College. John had a successful career in green-keeping and estate management in both England and Germany before returning to Scotland in 1995 where he started his own garden and retail business. He has a keen interest in environmental issues including sustainable alternatives to land-filling of domestic waste and the development of organic alternatives to agrochemical uses within the horticulture and agriculture industries http://www.snp.org/johnmullen http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/JohhMullen.thumbnail.JPG Central Ayrshire
2010-04-01 11:49:13 Frances McGlinchey Frances has lived all her life in the Coatbridge, Chryston Bellshill. The daughter of a former miner and steelworker, she entered politics aged 15. She was educated in Coatbridge then Bell gaining a Post graduate qualification in Personnel. Frances has worked on environmental matters, anti nuclear and peace issues since the eighties. Involved in the SNP trade union group and Unison, Frances has in the past been involved in trade union forums at a national and international level. Frances graduated with a BA (hons) in 1996 and since has worked in employment and disability throughout Lanarkshire. At the election in 2007 Frances was elected as a SNP councillor to represent the Strathkelvin ward on North Lanarkshire Council. http://www.snp.org/francesmcglinchey http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Frances_McGlinchy_002.thumbnail.jpg Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
2010-04-01 11:49:14 Julie Hepburn Julie is a Campaigner and Education Coordinator for an international human rights charity. She has previously worked as a Policy Adviser to the Federation of Small Businesses, as a Policy Adviser to the SNP's Policy Unit, and as a Constituency Assistant to John Swinney MSP and Pete Wishart MP. She has an honours degree in Politics and a Masters degree in Policy Studies, both from the University of Edinburgh. http://www.snp.org/juliehepburn None Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
2010-04-01 11:49:15 Andrew Wood Born and educated in and around Dumfries, Andrew studied agriculture and engineering. He entered into the family farming business before changing careers to become Director of a chemical and biocide company, specializing in water purification. He has trained in food processing and hygiene, advising and auditing on cleaning procedures. He became politically active in 1992 when BSE devastated UK agriculture and joined the SNP in 1995. He has held the posts of organizer, political education officer, vice and convener, (at branch and constituency level). He has acted as election agent and been selected as candidate for both Scottish Parliament and Westminster. Now a full time councillor for Mid and Upper Nithsdale within Dumfries and Galloway Council, he participates within many outside bodies and Trusts throughout the region. http://www.westminstercandidate.co.uk/ http://www.snp.org/andrewwood None Dumfries and Galloway
2010-04-01 11:49:16 Aileen Orr Born in Dumfries, Aileen joined the Party in 1969 while still in school at Lockerbie Academy. She studied economics in London and Edinburgh and worked in finance. Aileen then spent ten years lobbying on rural issues, especially food production, at Westminster, where she won lobbyist of the year helping to set up the national Food Fortnight. She co-founded the Scottish Independence Convention, and is now vice chair to Elaine C. Smith, and also founded the Wojtek Memorial Trust for Scots/Polish understanding. She just completed her first book in partnership with Birlinn. Aileen is married to Borders farmer Andrew with two children Janie, 17, a MSYP and active Young Nat and Alexander ,14, a budding rally driver. Aileen is currently parliamentary adviser to Michael Russell MSP http://www.snp.org/aileenorr http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Aileen_Orr_005.thumbnail.jpg
2010-04-01 11:49:17 Stewart Hosie Born in Dundee in 1963 Stewart was educated at Brackens PS, Invertay PS Monifieth, Carnoustie High School and Bell Street Tech, (Now Abertay University) where he gained an HD in Computer Studies. Stewart worked in IT / IS for 20 years, and ran his own business. A highly experienced political campaigner, Stewart was the SNP's first Youth Convener and spent four years as the Party's National Secretary before being elected as the Organisation Convener in 2003. Stewart contested the Dundee East Westminster seat in 2001 delivering a 5% swing to the SNP and slashing the Labour majority by 5,500 votes. He is married to Scottish Minister for Public Health, Shona Robison MSP with a young daughter, Morag Louise, and lives in the constituency where he was elected as MP for Dundee East on 5 May 2005, taking the seat from Labour. http://www.snp.org/stewarthosie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/StuartHosie.thumbnail.jpg Dundee East
2010-04-01 11:49:18 Jim Barrie Convenor of the newly installed SNP administration in Dundee City Council, ending generations of Labour control, Jim was elected in a by-election for the Logie Ward in 2000. He increased his majority in 2003 and won again in 2007, with the SNP returning massive gains under the new voting system. Jim spent 23 years in Government Service as a Radio Officer and Tutor [GCHQ] before which he was a seagoing Radio Officer. He worked closely with all branches of the Armed Forces and Security Services in the UK and overseas. Jim was born and educated in Dundee [Harris Academy] and is married to Janet. They have a son, daughter, and three grandchildren. http://www.snp.org/jimbarrie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Jim_Barrie_001.thumbnail.jpg Dundee West
2010-04-01 11:49:19 Joe McCall Joe is married with two daughters, and currently works as a teacher of mathematics and is a fencing coach. Prior to his time as a teacher, Joe worked for a major oil company and then a small manufacturing company. Born on 1st February 1966 in Glasgow and brought up in the city, he was educated at Lourdes Secondary School. Following this, he studied at the University of Strathclyde where he gained a degree in mining and petroleum engineering. Later, he studied for a teaching qualification at the University of Aberdeen. http://www.snp.org/joemccall None Dunfermline and West Fife
2010-04-01 11:49:20 Iain White Iain graduated in Science from Glasgow University, but for the past 25 years has run a small business, both here and in the south of England. He was Chairman of the British Computer Society in Scotland for 5 years, resigning to devote more time to politics. He stood for the Scottish Parliament in Ayr in 2007 and increased the SNP vote, the only candidate to do so. He is chairman of Engineering Scotland. He is a family man with three adult children. http://www.snp.org/iainwhite http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Iain_R_White_003.thumbnail.jpg East Dunbartonshire
2010-04-01 11:49:21 John McKenna Convenor of the East Kilbride Branch of the SNP, John McKenna, was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow. He now lives in East Kilbride with his wife, Joanna, and two daughters, Ashlene and Kimberly. John stood as a candidate for the SNP at the Local Authority Elections of 2003 and has been Convenor of East Kilbride Branch since January 2008. He has been a fire-fighter for 20 years and is currently Station Commander at Motherwell Fire Station. Having been a public servant for more than 20 years, John is passionate about serving his community and ensuring they get the best possible +service from their elected representatives. http://www.snp.org/johnmckenna None East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
2010-04-01 11:49:22 Andrew Sharp Andrew stood in the former Labour stronghold of East Lothian in the Scottish general election of 2007, in which he increased the SNP vote by 90%; and came within 2500 votes of winning. Andrew has over 20 years business experience, having worked in IT and telecommunications with several well known companies and in running his own media research business, in which he provides background information for television documentaries. . Born in 1955, in Glasgow, he attended Glasgow High School for Boys and Perth Academy. He holds an Honours degree in History from Edinburgh University, and is married with two daughters. His interests include Scottish film, archaeology, museums, heritage, small business development, health, education http://www.snp.org/andrewsharp http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Andrew_Sharp_002.thumbnail.jpg East Lothian
2010-04-01 11:49:23 Gordon Archer Gordon has been active SNP member for the past twelve years and is currently the convenor of the Cathcart Branch and the SNP candidate for East Renfrewshire. In his professional life he works advising organisations and businesses on environmentally sound waste management and other issues related to combating climate change. Gordon's previous experience includes three years in leader's office of the Scottish National Party as senior advisor and spokesperson for John Swinney MSP and four years as a Glasgow City Councillor. Gordon is 42 years old and lives with his wife Susan in Queens Park in the Southside of Glasgow. http://www.snp.org/gordonarcher None East Renfrewshire
2010-04-01 11:49:24 George Kerevan George is a journalist and broadcaster. His political and business columns appear weekly in The Scotsman and his television documentaries have been shown on both sides of the Atlantic. He served three terms as a local councillor in Edinburgh and is a former chair of Edinburgh Tourist Board. He also served on the Scottish Enterprise local board for Edinburgh, on the Edinburgh Festival council and founded the Edinburgh Science Festival. Born in Glasgow, he was educated at Kingsridge Secondary, Drumchapel. He studied at Glasgow University, where he gained a first class degree in political economy. http://www.snp.org/georgekerevan None Edinburgh East
2010-04-01 11:49:25 Calum Cashley Calum delivered his first SNP leaflet aged three and hasn't stopped since, standing for the Scottish Parliament in Dundee West in 1999 where he cut Labour's 11,759 majority to 121. He is an active SNP campaigner in Edinburgh and is candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith where the SNP won both the list vote in the Scottish Parliament election in 2007 and the European election in 2009. Calum is an active opponent of Edinburgh's tram project - forced on the city by opposition parties - leading debate through his blog www.calumcashley.com . Calum has a wide ranging career history from worm counter to taxi driver. He has an HND in Public Relations and Advertising, and studied Communications at Napier University, leaving to take up a post in the Scottish parliament as policy adviser to several SNP MSPs. http://www.snp.org/calumcashley None Edinburgh North and Leith
2010-04-01 11:49:26 Kaukab Stewart Kaukab has previously stood as a candidate for Glasgow Anniesland and Edinburgh North and Leith. Kaukab has worked as a primary school teacher for 17 years and particularly enjoys promoting literacy through storytelling and the expressive arts. Kaukab's wider interests include equal opportunities, employee relations and education policy. Born in 1967 in Pakistan she came to the UK aged 5. She was educated at Northampton Girls School and moved to Glasgow to complete her schooling at Bellahouston Academy. She then gained her BEd Hons from Moray House College Of Education. Recently she also gained a PGC in Human Resource Management from Napier University. http://www.snp.org/kaukabstewart None Edinburgh South West
2010-04-01 11:49:26 Sandy Howat Sandy is the candidate for South Edinburgh. A graduate of Aberdeen and Glasgow Universities, Sandy returned to Scotland in 1996. He lives in the constituency with his wife Lorna and son Angus. Experienced in both public and private sectors he is now employed as a financial adviser, dedicated to helping plan peoples futures. Sandy is helping families, pensioners and our younger generation steer a course through these present testing times. Having a broad experience both of the needs of individual people and our wider economy, Sandy is committed to bringing forward plans for sustainable development and a more equitable society. http://www.snp.org/sandyhowat None Edinburgh South
2010-04-01 11:49:27 Sheena Cleland Sheena is the SNP's candidate for Edinburgh West, and has stood for Parliament three times - in 2007, 2005 and 2003. In the 2007 election for the Scottish Parliament, she achieved the party's best ever result in that seat, overtaking both Labour and the Conservatives to come second to the incumbent LibDems. Sheena has worked with a number of the party's MSPs and one MEP. She currently works part-time at Holyrood for Roseanna Cunningham MSP, and also runs her own translation business. Educated at The Mary Erskine School, the University of Edinburgh and Napier University, Sheena is married and lives in Turnhouse. http://www.snp.org/sheenacleland http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Sheena_Clelland_-3013.thumbnail.jpg Edinburgh West
2010-04-01 11:49:28 John McNally Born in Denny in 1951 as one of seven children, John was educated at St Patrick's Primary and then at St Modan's High School, leaving aged 15. From school he became an apprentice hairdresser/ barber. He has continued in this profession becoming self employed since the early seventies. He married his wife Sandra ,a health visitor and master of public health in 1990. They have two children Dominic, an SNP member, and Kathleen who graduated from Glasgow university this year. He became councillor for the Herbertshire ward of Falkirk council in August 2005 taking the seat from Labour with a 26% swing. He was SNP spokesperson on housing until October, and is now leading for the SNP on community, leisure and tourism. http://www.snp.org/johnmcnally http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/John_McNally_001.thumbnail.jpg Falkirk
2010-04-01 11:49:29 Osama Saeed Osama is one of Scotland's foremost peace activists and human rights campaigners. Osama has been listed as one of Scotland's Top 100 thinkers and opinion formers by the Scotsman newspaper, one of the country's Brightest and Best by the Sunday Herald, and has been described as Scotland's most influential Muslim by the Sunday Times. He is a prominent media commentator and has appeared on BBC, SKY, CNN, Al-Jazeera and others. He has had articles published in the Guardian, Sunday Herald, Daily Mail and Scotsman newspapers. He is an alumnus of the US State Departments International Visitor Leadership Program, and one of the American Society for Muslim Advancements Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. He is currently CEO of an NGO and is married with two children. http://www.snp.org/osamasaeed None Glasgow Central
2010-04-01 11:49:30 John Mason John Mason is originally from Rutherglen, is 51, an accountant, and has lived in the East End for 18 years. After training in Glasgow, he has worked for housing associations, nursing homes, and with a charity in London. He also spent 3 years in Nepal with an NGO representing churches from all over the world. He was elected as the Councillor for the Garrowhill ward in 1998 at a by-election and held the seat in 1999 and 2003. He has led the SNP Group on the Council since 1999 and was elected in 2007 as Councillor for the new ward of Baillieston. He achieved the highest personal vote of any Councillor in Glasgow. He was elected as MP for Glasgow East following a stunning by-election victory in July 2008. His other interests include involvement in Easterhouse Baptist Church, hill-walking and camping. http://www.snp.org/johnmason http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/John_003_small.jpg Glasgow East
2010-04-01 11:49:31 Billy McAllister http://www.snp.org/billymcallister http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Billy+McAllister.jpeg Glasgow North East
2010-04-01 11:49:32 Margaret Park Margaret has been politically active since her teens and a member of the SNP since 1989. Margaret was brought up in Glasgow and now lives in South Lanarkshire with her husband and son. Following a career within the voluntary sector, Margaret is now a Management Training Consultant working with organisations and companies across the sectors. An experienced candidate and activist Margaret was the Westminster candidate for Rutherglen/Hamilton West in 2005; has stood as a council candidate on two occasions; was the candidate for Glasgow Rutherglen and on the Glasgow List for the Scottish Parliamentary election in 2007. http://www.snp.org/margaretpark http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Margaret_Park_002.thumbnail.jpg Glasgow North West
2010-04-01 11:49:33 Patrick Grady Patrick moved to Glasgow from Inverness in 1997 to study History at the University of Strathclyde. After spending a few years living and working in Africa and London, he returned to Glasgow in 2007 and currently works as a policy officer in the Scottish Parliament. Since joining the SNP at the age of 17, Patrick has held a variety of posts including National Secretary of the Federation of Student Nationalists, and was recently elected Convenor of Glasgow Kelvin SNP Constituency Association. When not campaigning for Scotland's Independence, Patrick enjoys swimming, hill walking, reading and music. http://www.snp.org/patrickgrady None Glasgow North
2010-04-01 11:49:34 Chris Stephens The son of a shipyard welder, Chris grew up in Greater Glasgow, and currently works for the city council. He is a senior trade union activist in UNISON and assists members on a daily basis. He represents the trade union movement at the highest levels within the SNP. Chris has been campaigning for Independence and social justice all his adult life. Chris is recently married. He is a Partick Thistle supporter and often attends matches. http://www.snp.org/chrisstephens http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Chris_Stephens_007.thumbnail.jpg Glasgow South West
2010-04-01 11:49:35 Malcolm Fleming Malcolm was selected as SNP Candidate for Glasgow South in 2007 and since then has met hundreds of people across the constituency. An SNP member since 1994, Malcolm is a specialist in international development and poverty reduction, working in Glasgow city centre as a senior manager for a major international aid agency and previously as a press officer on the Make Poverty History Campaign. Malcolm grew up in Lanarkshire and lives in the Glasgow South constituency. He gained a BSc. (Hons) in Human Geography from the University of Aberdeen, and spent time working for the SNP including a spell as assistant to SNP Leader, Alex Salmond. Malcolm is a board member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum http://www.snp.org/malcolmfleming None Glasgow South
2010-04-01 11:49:36 David Alexander David is 55 and has been a councillor for 24 years. He is currently Chair of the Levenmouth Area Committee and serves on the PFAM committee of Fife Council. David has represented a vast swathe of this constituency, from Star and Coaltown of Balgonie in the West to Windygates, Kennoway and Leven in the East. He was SNP Group Leader for 22 years on Kirkcaldy District Council and Fife Council. He was the SNP candidate in the old Central Fife seat in the 2001 election. David is employed as an accountant with a large papermaking firm in Glenrothes. Previously he was employed by Aramco in Saudi Arabia , Burroughs Machines in Glenrothes, and completed his commercial apprenticeship with Babcock and Wilcox in Renfrew. He completed the examinations of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants at 21 years of age.  David was born in Windygates and educated at Balcurvie Primary and Buckhaven High School. David is married with 2 kids aged 18 and 21. David is a member of the National Trust for Scotland but his passion is football. He was involved in youth football with Wemyss United and Glenrothes Strollers and is a well-travelled Scotland fan. He, along with fellow councillor Ally Hunter, is part of the committee of the Tartan Army Children's Charity. http://www.snp.org/davidalexander None Glenrothes
2010-04-01 11:49:37 Richard Thomson Richard, 33, lives in Ellon. He is a former Head of Research for the SNP at Westminster and a former Head of Campaigns for the party. Before entering politics, he worked for several years in the financial sector, latterly as an Account Manager with Scottish Widows plc. He was educated at Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh, before graduating in History and Politics from the University of Stirling. He is presently studying part time for an MBA at the Edinburgh Business School. Richard is a columnist for the "Scots Independent' newspaper. A prolific writer on Scottish Affairs, he recently contributed a chapter to a book on post-devolution politics called "Breaking Up Britain - Four Nations After a Union'. http://www.snp.org/richardthomson None Gordon
2010-04-01 11:49:38 Innes Nelson Innes Nelson was born in Greenock and brought up at Chrisswell Farm, Greenock, he now lives in Inverkip. For most of his career he worked as an engineer in the electronics industry and was employed by National Semiconductor, Greenock before eventually working as an engineer technical trainer for Applied Materials, the largest supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, in locations throughout the world. He now works as a lecturer at James Watt College and graduated from Glasgow University with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2008. For many years he was a community activist through his role as Chairman of Inverkip Wemyss Bay Community Council. In a by-election in 2009, he was elected as an SNP Councillor to Inverclyde Council in a massive 13% swing from Labour. Read the full story at here You can find out more about Innes and the campaign on the Innes for Inverclyde web page at www.innesnelson.org http://www.snp.org/innesnelson None Inverclyde
2010-04-01 11:49:39 John Finnie John is Leader of the SNP Group on Highland Council, after being elected in 2007 as Councillor for Inverness Ness-side. John is a member of the Resources, Housing and Social Work and Gaelic Committees and represents the Highland area on COSLA. He is also on the Highland Council, NHS Highland Leadership Board and a Director of Highland Homeless Trust, Eden Court Theatre and the Blàs Festival. John served for 30 years in the Police, the last fourteen as an elected full-time official of the Scottish Police Federation. John was born on 31st December 1956 in Lochaber and attended Lochaber and Oban High Schools http://www.snp.org/johnfinnie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/John_Finnie_001.thumbnail.jpg Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
2010-04-01 11:49:40 George Leslie An SNP member for 45 years, George was a Councillor in Strathclyde and Glasgow, where he was Group Leader. He was former Deputy Leader of the SNP and Vice-Convener for Policy and Local Government. As convener of Kilmarnock and Loudoun CA for 10 years, he saw the SNP won the Holyrood seat and control of East Ayrshire Council. He stood the by-election candidate at Pollok 1967 and Hillhead 1983. A founding member of EFA - European Free Alliance, he is now a veterinary surgeon. He has run his own practice in Glasgow for 38 years and, along with his wife, maintains boarding kennels at Fenwick. He is chairman of charity Canine Concern Scotland incorporating Therapet, with over 500 visitors helping the elderly and infirm throughout Scotland. http://www.snp.org/georgeleslie http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/george+leslie.thumbnail.JPG Kilmarnock and Loudoun
2010-04-01 11:49:41 Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman is a Fife councillor representing Rosyth and North Queensferry. He lives locally and he is married with two school age children. Since 2007 Douglas has been Fife Council's Chair of Education and Children's Services committee and during that time he has seen Fife deliver the best ever attainment results at both primary and secondary schools. He has also presided over Fife's most ambitious school building and refurbishment programme and has promoted smaller class sizes in the early years of primary with Fife moving from 7% of P1-P3 children in a small class in 2007 to 25% of children in a class size of 18 or less in this coming year. Douglas has worked with a number of organisations both in the public and private sectors, including training and helping young people get into work. http://www.snp.org/douglaschapman http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Douglas_Chapman_003.thumbnail.jpg Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
2010-04-01 11:49:42 Clare Adamson Elected in 2007, Cllr Clare Adamson represents Wishaw on North Lanarkshire Council. Prior to this Clare worked for four years in the SNP Head Quarters Campaign Unit as Project Manager of the SNP's Activate Project. Clare attended St Aidan's Primary and Secondary Schools in Wishaw, going on to achieve a BSc(Distinction) in Computer Information Systems from Glasgow Caledonian University and Membership of the British Computer Society. Clare's last IT role was European Development Manager in a Glasgow based Software House. Since her election Clare has taken an active role in the Scottish Accident Prevention Council and the Lanarkshire International Children's Games Organising Committee http://www.snp.org/clareadamson http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Clare_Adamson_003.thumbnail.jpg Lanark and Hamilton East
2010-04-01 11:49:43 Tam Smith Tam born in Maddiston and educated at the now called Graeme High School in Falkirk. He worked at the Co-op in Whitecross prior to marrying Wilma and moving to Linlithgow. Tam set up a successful business and joined Linlithgow Business Association. He is also a committee member of The Federation of Small Business in West-Lothian. Tam was elected to serve as a councillor for the Linlithgow area in 1997 and served till 2007. He is still very a very active member in the community being secretary of Linlithgow Bridge Community Council. Tam is a member of Scottish C.N.D and was chair of the coalition movement against the war in Iraq. http://www.snp.org/tamsmith None Linlithgow and East Falkirk
2010-04-01 11:49:44 Lis Bardell Local to West Lothian, Lis is from a mining and engineering family. She has always been active in her local community and has two grown up children. Lis most recently worked from September 2006 til December 2009 as Manager of Aberlour Childcare Trust's National Parenting Development Project.  She studied Law at Edinburgh and Social Policy and Social Work in Bristol. She has worked as a Probation Officer in the drug alcohol, residential child care, community development, youth work and parenting support fields. Lis has lectured in Social Work and Social Work Management at Edinburgh Strathclyde Universities and has also taught part-time with The Open University Business School and School of Health Social Care. http://www.snp.org/lisbardell http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Lis+Bardell.thumbnail.jpg Livingston
2010-04-01 11:49:45 Colin Beattie None http://www.snp.org/colinbeattie None Midlothian
2010-04-01 11:49:45 Angus Robertson None http://www.snp.org/angusrobertson None Moray
2010-04-01 11:49:46 Marion Fellows None http://www.snp.org/marionfellows None Motherwell and Wishaw
2010-04-01 11:49:47 Angus MacNeil Angus is a native Gaelic speaker from Barra. He was in School in Barra and the Nicholson Institute in Stornoway. He studied Civil Engineering at Strathclyde University and then worked as a reporter at the BBC in Inverness for 2 years before becoming a Primary Teacher. Angus worked for 2 years in Salen in Mull where he started the Gaelic Unit before moving to Fort William when he got married. In the 2001 general election Angus was the SNP candidate for Inverness East Nairn and Lochaber. In 2004, Angus returned to Barra to teach and until his election worked in Eoligarry School at the north end of the island. http://www.snp.org/angusmacneil http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/AngusMacNeil.thumbnail.jpg Na h-Eileanan an Iar
2010-04-01 11:49:48 Patricia Gibson Councillor Patricia Gibson, 41, who worked as an English Teacher for 16 years before being elected to Glasgow City Council in 2007, has been selected as SNP Westminster Candidate for North Ayrshire Arran. She lives in Kilbirnie. Patricia is SNP spokesperson for Education in the city and has led the SNP on issues such as challenging Labour's school closures, protecting post offices and speaking out against Labour's increased class sizes and cutting of teacher numbers. http://www.snp.org/patriciagibson http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Patricia_Duffy_New_Pic_003.thumbnail.jpg North Ayrshire and Arran
2010-04-01 11:49:49 Rod Campbell Rod Campbell is an Advocate. Born in Edinburgh, he was educated at Reading School, Exeter University and the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. He has a degree in politics and qualified as a solicitor in both England and Scotland. For a number of years he was a partner in an international law firm based in London. He qualified as an Advocate in 2007. He is Convener of the Perth South branch of the party and a member of the party's Appeals Committee. He has fought four previous elections for both the Westminster and the Scottish Parliaments. http://www.snp.org/rodcampbell http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Rod_Campbell_004.thumbnail.jpg North East Fife
2010-04-01 11:49:50 Annabelle Ewing None http://www.snp.org/annabelleewing None Ochil and South Perthshire
2010-04-01 11:49:51 John Mowat None http://www.snp.org/johnmowat None Orkney and Shetland
2010-04-01 11:49:52 Margaret MacLaren Local campaigner, Mags currently works as Manager for a Glasgow-based charity dealing with equalities, employment and training issues. She has formerly worked at a senior level for Renfrewshire Council and within the social housing sector. Before entering politics Mags obtained her degree (BA in Business Administration and IT from University of Paisley) through evening study while pursuing her career path. http://www.snp.org/margaretmaclaren None Paisley and Renfrewshire North
2010-04-01 11:49:53 Andrew Doig Andy is employed as an Addictions Counsellor for a Paisley-based voluntary sector agency and works across Renfrewshire to help people fight the scourge of alcohol and drug abuse. He has an Honours Degree in Divinity and is a licensed Worship Leader within the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former radio news reporter, he is a seasoned political campaigner and was Assistant National Secretary of the SNP from 1992/96, and was SNP Depute Rural Affairs Spokesperson from 1997/98. http://www.snp.org/andrewdoig http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Andrew_Doig_001.thumbnail.jpg Paisley and Renfrewshire South
2010-04-01 11:49:54 Pete Wishart The Perth and North Perthshire seat was created after boundary changes in Scotland and takes in East and Highland Perthshire, the City of Perth and the Carse of Gowrie. From 2001 till 2005 Pete was MP for North Tayside. Pete is the Westminster Spokesperson for the Constitution, Home Affairs, Culture, Media and Sport and International Development. Pete was, for 15 years, a member of the internationally successful Scottish group Runrig. He is a trained Community Worker and has been a Director of the Fast Forward charity that promotes healthy lifestyles for young people. He was a member of the Scotland Against Drugs Campaign Committee and has contributed to many national forums looking at the problem of drugs within Scottish society. Pete lives in Perth and has one son. http://www.petewishartmp.com/ http://www.snp.org/petewishart http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Pete+Wishart.thumbnail.jpg Perth and North Perthshire
2010-04-01 11:49:55 Alasdair Stephen Alasdair MacGregor Stephen, 39, is the SNP Westminster candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber. Alasdair is an architect and a partner in Dualchas Building Design and a director of Hebridean Contemporary Homes. After graduating from Strathclyde University he studied Gaelic at the Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye before setting up his own business. He believes that the problems of rural housing can only be solved through a combination of architecture and politics. As well as a passion for architecture, Gaelic and politics, Alasdair has a love of the outdoors, pursuing activities such as hill walking, fishing and sea kayaking. Alasdair is a member of the Saltire Housing Panel http://www.snp.org/alasdairstephen None Ross, Skye and Lochaber
2010-04-01 11:49:56 Graeme Horne The Depute Leader of the South Lanarkshire Council SNP group, Graeme Horne first won his seat in 2003 in 2007 was elected with the first round of votes. Within South Lanarkshire, Graeme is shadow spokesman for Finance, Chairman of Audit Scrutiny Forum, Chair of Hamilton Sports Council, Trustee of Hamilton International Sports Trust and serves on another 16 council committees. Before becoming a full time Councillor, Graeme worked for 20 years as an Electronics Engineer for Motorola Semiconductor. Born on 22 September 1969 in Lanarkshire, he was educated at Braidhurst High School, Motherwell before continuing his studies at Coatbridge College and Stow College, Glasgow completing an HND in Digital Electronics. http://www.snp.org/graemehorne http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Graeme_Horne_005.thumbnail.jpg Rutherglen and Hamilton West
2010-04-01 11:49:57 Alison Lindsay Alison has worked in the front line of National Health and Education services, as nurse, midwife and teacher all her working life. As an elected Councillor in Clackmannanshire from 1999-2003, she served as Education Convener. In post revolution Romania, Alison worked voluntarily to develop their maternity services. A hill walker, cyclist and supporter of our environment and heritage, Alison is a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Alison lived in Buchlyvie before moving to Argyll as a child. She was educated at Oban High School and brought up her own family in Dollar. Alison trained as nurse and midwife at in Edinburgh and Stirling. As a mature student Alison gained a BA (Hons) and Dip. Ed at the University of Stirling. http://www.snp.org/alisonlindsay http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Alison_Lindsay_004.thumbnail.jpg Stirling
2010-04-01 11:49:58 Dennis Robertson Dennis states that it is his ambition to represent West Aberdeenshire Kincardine as the first SNP Parliamentarian.He ran in the seat in 2007, coming second with one of the country's largest swings to the SNP. Born in Aberdeen, he was educated at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh after having been registered Blind aged 11. Dennis entered into a career in social work in 1979 in Greenock qualifying in 1983. In 1989 Dennis started work for Guide dogs for the Blind as the Service Development Coordinator for Scotland Northern Ireland. He now works, as a Client Service Manager, for one of Scotland's leading Charities in the field of Sensory Impairment based in Aberdeen. Dennis is married and has twin daughters aged 16. Mr Q, his sixth guide dog ensures that Dennis gets to where he should be both at work and throughout one of Scotland's largest Constituencies. http://www.snp.org/dennisrobertson http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Dennis_Robertson_001.thumbnail.jpg West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
2010-04-01 11:49:59 Graeme McCormick Candidate for West Dunbartonshire, Graeme contested Dumbarton in 2007 scything Labour's majority from 6500 to 1500. In the 1997 General Election Graeme recorded the largest swing to the SNP save for the seats the SNP won .when he contested Strathkelvin Bearsden. A solicitor, Graeme owns Conveyancing Direct, Scotland's largest dedicated domestic conveyancing practice and is a regular media contributor on housing issues. Educated at Paisley Grammar School and Edinburgh University his interests include architecture, gardening and English Church music. http://www.snp.org/graememccormick None West Dunbartonshire
2010-05-17 21:54:03 Aileen Orr Born in Dumfries, Aileen joined the Party in 1969 while still in school at Lockerbie Academy. She studied economics in London and Edinburgh and worked in finance. Aileen then spent ten years lobbying on rural issues, especially food production, at Westminster, where she won lobbyist of the year helping to set up the national Food Fortnight. She co-founded the Scottish Independence Convention, and is now vice chair to Elaine C. Smith, and also founded the Wojtek Memorial Trust for Scots/Polish understanding. She just completed her first book in partnership with Birlinn. Aileen is married to Borders farmer Andrew with two children Janie, 17, a MSYP and active Young Nat and Alexander ,14, a budding rally driver. Aileen is currently parliamentary adviser to Michael Russell MSP http://www.snp.org/aileenorr http://www.snp.org/system/files/images/Aileen_Orr_005.thumbnail.jpg
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