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John Wilson (Scottish politician)

John Wilson
Deputy Convener of the
Scottish Parliament
Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
Assumed office
8 June 2011
Preceded by Rob Gibson
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
Assumed office
3 May 2007
North Lanarkshire Councillor
In office
4 May 2007 – 4 June 2009
Constituency Coatbridge North and Glenboig
Personal details
Political party Scottish National Party
Committees Local Government and Communities Committee

John Wilson is a Scottish politician. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he was elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent Central Scotland at the 2007 election.

The next day he was also elected as a Councillor for the Coatbridge North and Glenboig ward of North Lanarkshire Council.[1] He stood down from this position to focus on his work at Holyrood,[2] and was replaced by Labour's Peter Sullivan in a by-election on 4 June 2009.[3]


John Wilson was educated at Camelon High School in Falkirk, then at Coatbridge College and Glasgow University.

Parliamentary Life

John Wilson is a member of the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee and of the Public Petitions Committee. He was one of the MSPs who challenged the use of external consultants by both the Climategate review[4] and latterly the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) quango.[5]


External links

  • John Wilson MSP Personal website
  • John Wilson MSP Scottish Parliament webpage
  • John Wilson MSP Biography at SNP website
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