Pete Wishart

By Chris McAndrew, CC BY 3.0,

Name: Pete Wishart

Born: 09 March 1962

Party: Scottish National Party

Constituency: Perth and North Perthshire

Pete Wishart was born on 09 March 1962 in Dunfermline. He served as the MP for Perth and North Perthshire since the 2001 general elections. Wishart was once the SNP’s Westminster Spokesperson for the Constitution and for Culture and Sport and Chief Whip.

Before fully launching his political career, MP Wishart was a musician and an influential player of the Scottish Celtic rock bands Runrig and Big Country. His early political path was inclined toward dealing with the drug problem. Wishart was educated at Queen Anne High School Dunfermline and Moray House College. 

Currently, he is Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons. He is also a trained community worker involved in various voluntary agencies and other charities, and plays with the cross party rock band MP4.


Last Election Results:

Pete Wishart won 27,362 votes out of a possible 54,076. This represents a 50.6% share and a 7,550 majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 74.5%.

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Nay to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill: Second Reading

Voted Nay to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill Business of the House motion: Ian Blackford’s amendment

Voted Aye to the Exiting the European Union (Excise)

Voted Aye to Proceedings during the pandemic

Voted Nay Health and Social Care Levy (Ways and Means)

Contact Details

Phone:  01250 876 576


17-19 Leslie St

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