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)
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