MP, MSPs, MEPs, Councillors
Below is information on the elected MSPs, MPs and Glasgow City Councillors who serve within the Maryhill & Springburn constinuency and branch boundaries.
Councillor Graham Campbell (Springburn/Robroyston)
With a community development background, Graham Campbell currently trains local groups to fundraise. An ex-railworker, and trade unionist he’ll be proud to fight for the people of Springburn / Robroyston.
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Councillor Christina Cannon (Springburn/Robroyston)
Christina has lived locally to Springburn all her life. She is delighted to have an opportunity to represent the people in this Ward alongside her studies at Glasgow University. Christina is passionate about empowering communities and ensuring the people of Glasgow have a reliable Council.
Councillor Allan Casey (Dennistoun)
Allan was born and raised in Dennistoun and has lived there all his life. He formerly worked in the construction industry before joining the constituency team of the local MSP, Ivan McKee. Allan is excited to have the opportunity to represent the people of Dennistoun and giving them a strong voice in the city chambers.
Bob Doris MSP (Maryhill and Springburn)
In 2016, Bob was elected as the first ever SNP MSP to represent Maryhill and Springburn.
Prior to this, Bob was elected as an MSP to serve Glasgow Region in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011. He also stood for election in the Maryhill and Springburn constituency seat in 2011.
Before his election in 2007 Bob was convenor of the Glasgow SNP Regional Association and a schoolteacher for 10 years. Originally from the Vale of Leven, he joined the SNP whilst still at school and has campaigned for Scottish independence since his school days.
At Holyrood Bob is deputy convener of the Health and Sport Committee. He is also a member of a series of cross party groups in the Scottish Parliament is currently convener of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Racial Equality in Scotland, and, co-convener of the CPG on Rare Disease
Bob is married to Janet and stays in the Summerston area of Maryhill.
Councillor Allan Gow (Canal)
Allan was born in Possilpark and lives in Maryhill. He knows the area, its people and their issues very well. A Chartered Manager and a Chartered Public Finance Accountant, he knows only the SNP can deliver meaningful change and improvement for Glasgow’s people and will work for you to achieve this.
Patrick Grady MP (Glasgow North)
Patrick joined the SNP in 1997, aged 17. Originally from Inverness, he has made Glasgow his home since moving there as a student, with spells living and working in London and Malawi.
He has a strong personal and professional interest in international development issues, and has worked in a range of policy and campaigning positions in the charity and public sector.
He has held a number of SNP responsibilities, and has been National Secretary of the Party since 2012. He was also the SNP Candidate for Glasgow North in the 2010 General Election.Patrick is the international development spokesperson for the SNP Westminster group.
Constituency Office: Unit 1 Firhill Business Centre, 76 Firhill Road, Glasgow G20 7BA
Ian Hudghton – MEP
First elected to the European Parliament in a 1998 by-election. Served as member of the EU Committee of the Regions. An active member of the SNP since joining the Forfar Branch in 1967. Campaign co-ordinator and election agent, organising memorable victories for John Swinney and Allan Macartney. Elected to Angus District Council in 1986, serving 8 years as Housing Convener. 1994-1996 Depute Leader in Tayside Regional Council. 1996 Full-time Leader of the newly constituted Angus Council. Elected MEP in the 1999 and 2004 European Elections. President of the Scottish National Party since 2005. Serves on the Fisheries and the Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committees.
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Councillor John Letford (Maryhill)
John is Business Manager of the SNP group and has been a Councillor since 2012. He looks forward to driving change in the city, particularly through democratic renewal and community empowerment. He hails from Maryhill and champions the regeneration of his local area.
Councillor Jacqueline McLaren (Canal)
Jacqueline was born and grew up in the Maryhill area. She has strong family connections in the Canal Ward. Jacqueline is a local activist in her area and is a member of her local community council. She looks forward to improving the area and the lives of the local people in Canal Ward.
Councillor Kenny McLean (Kelvindale)
Elected in Partick West in 2007 Kenny has lived in the new Ward most of his life. Educated locally at Hyndland Secondary and Glasgow University, graduating with a History & Politics Honours Degree and an Urban Policy Master’s.
Carol Monaghan MP (Glasgow North West)
Carol was born and brought up in Glasgow North West, graduating from Strathclyde University with a BSc (Hons) in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics in 1993. She trained as a teacher, gaining a PGCE in Physics and Mathematics.
Carol has worked in many Glasgow schools, including 14 years at Hyndland Secondary, as Head of Physics and Head of Science. She spent two years as a Glasgow University lecturer training future teachers. An SQA consultant, Carol has been involved in developing physics qualifications at a national level.
A mother of three school-age children, Carol is proud to be part of the changing face of politics and understands that people need elected representatives who appreciate the challenges of daily life.
Councillor Franny Scally (Maryhill)
Franny has been a local councillor in Maryhill since 2012. He is a passionate advocate for his community and has fought for extra primary school provision in Maryhill. He has also taken a keen interest in regeneration, sustainability and the wider environment of the city and looks forward to making Maryhill a more liveable community in which to live and work.
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Alyn Smith – MEP
Born in Glasgow in 1973, Alyn grew up in Scotland and Saudi Arabia, returning to Scotland in 1986. After completing undergraduate studies at Leeds and Heidelberg, he graduated from Nottingham Law School in 1996 gaining a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw. Alyn was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 and re-elected twice in the SNP victories of the 2009 and 2014 elections. In Parliament, he is a full member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and a substitute member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. He is a full member of both the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula, and the Delegation for relations with Iraq. He is Honorary President of the Young Scots for Independence as well as a member of the SNP’s National Executive Committee.
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