Your elected representatives

In Glasgow City Council

Allan Gow

Allan Gow

Canal Ward

0141 287 4238

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.

Graham Campbell

Graham Campbell

Springburn / Robroyston Ward

0141 287 4875

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.

 

 

 

Kenny McLean

Kenny McLean

Kelvindale / Partick East Ward

0141 287 4147

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. Kenny is SNP Regeneration spokesperson and Chairs the Finance & Audit Committee.

Jacqueline McLaren

Jacqueline McLaren

Canal Ward

0141 287 0223

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.

Christina Cannon

Christina Cannon

Springburn / Robroyston Ward

0141 287 4875

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.

 

Allan Casey

Allan Casey

Dennistoun Ward

0141 287 5468

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.

John Letford

John Letford

Maryhill Ward

0141 287 4633

John is the Business Manager of the SNP group in the council 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.

Franny Scally

Franny Scally

Maryhill Ward

0141 287 4147

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.

In Parliament

Bob Doris MSP

Bob Doris MSP

Scottish Parliament - Maryhill and Springburn

0141 946 7700

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 convener of the Social Security Committee. He is also a member of a series of cross party groups in the Scottish Parliament. Bob is married to Janet and along with their young son, stay in the Summerston area of Maryhill.

Patrick Grady MP

Patrick Grady MP

Westminster - Glasgow North constituency

0141 946 3062

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 until 2017. He was also the SNP Candidate for Glasgow North in the 2010 General Election.Patrick is the chief whip for the SNP Westminster group.

In Europe

  • Alyn Smith MEP
  • Christian Allard MEP
  • Aileen McLeod MEP

Alyn SmithBorn 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.

E: alyn.smith@europarl.europa.eu |  0131 290 2149 | W: http://www.alynsmith.eu

Originally from a farming background in rural Burgundy in France, Christian left secondary education to work as a delivery driver, then a long distance HGV driver. He also served in the French armed forces for a year in Germany.

Christian’s journey from a New Scot to a passionate SNP representative started 35 years ago. He arrived in Scotland with the intention to stay only a few years before leaving to travel the world. He says: ‘First I fell in love with my wife, then I fell in love with Scotland. Now with 3 children and 4 grandchildren, I’m still here.’

25 years ago, Christian’s young family moved from Glasgow to Aberdeen where he bought and sold seafood and exported fresh fish across Europe. With his experience, Christian began to get involved with the politics around fishing. He also got involved in his local community and served as a community councillor for many years, before joining the SNP.

In 2013, Christian put his name forward for the 2014 European Elections just before he was called to serve as a Member of the Scottish Parliament for the North-East region. He served 3 years in the Scottish Parliament. He is currently an elected councillor at Aberdeen City Council representing the ward of Torry and Ferryhill.

Ensuring that Scotland’s rural and fishing communities are getting all the support they need to thrive was a major part of Christian’s work as an MSP. Representing a diverse community in Aberdeen today, Christian understands the complex challenges that Brexit is bringing to Scotland.

Email: christian.allard@europarl.europa.eu

Born in 1971, Aileen grew up in East Kilbride. She now lives in Lanark with her husband. Aileen attended the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated in 1993 with a degree in German and European Community Studies.

On leaving University Aileen specialised in EU policy – first as a researcher in the EuroInfo Centre in Glasgow then, between 2001 and 2004, as Senior Research Specialist on Europe in the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre. Aileen joined the SNP and between 2004 and 2009 and was Head of Policy for Alyn Smith MEP, based in the European Parliament in Brussels.

In the 2009 European Parliamentary elections Aileen was selected to stand on the SNP list, and narrowly missed securing an historic third SNP seat. Aileen decided to return to Scotland and from 2009-2011 worked as a Parliamentary assistant for Michael Russell.

In 2011 Aileen stood in the elections to the Scottish Parliament and was returned as a regional list SNP MSP for South Scotland. In the Parliament she served on the European and External Relations Committee, as well as the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee, and the Health and Sport Committee. She was appointed EU Reporter on each of the three subject parliamentary committees, where she led on EU issues on behalf of those committees.

In November 2014, Aileen was privileged to be appointed by the First Minister to serve as Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform in the Scottish Government.

In that role she worked intensively in developing and implementing Government policy across a wide range of issues. Aileen also represented the Scottish Government, and Scotland’s European and international interests, on environmental and climate change issues at EU Environment Councils. In addition, Aileen represented the Scottish Government at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences in Lima (2014) and in Paris (2015).

Email: aileen.mcleod@europarl.europa.eu