I was elected as an MSP to serve Glasgow Region in 2007, and was re-elected in 2011.
I became the MSP for Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency in 2016, and re-elected in 2021.
Before my election in 2007 I was convenor of the Glasgow SNP Regional Association and a school teacher for 10 years. Originally from the Vale of Leven, I joined the SNP whilst still at school and have campaigned for Scottish independence since my school days.
At Holyrood I am deputy convener of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee and member of the Education, Children and Young People Committee. I am also a member of a series of cross party groups in the Scottish Parliament.
I am married, with two young children, and stay in the Summerston area of Maryhill.
About My Constituency Office
Although the public see their MSP in Holyrood, much of my work is done in my constituency. I have four members of staff - all of whom work in my constituncy office in Maryhill. They help me with enquiries from constituents.
If I can help in any way, please do get in touch. My office team - David, Gay, Kirsten and Gavin - will also be very happy to help in any way they can.