|Member of the Scottish Parliament
6 May 2011
|Born||8 June 1969 (age 44–45)|
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
George joined the SNP in his late teens and has been an active member in Paisley since the late 1980s. He worked in the motor industry as a Corporate Sales Manager before being elected to the Paisley South Ward of Renfrewshire Council in 2007. He won the newly drawn Paisley constituency in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, overturning a notional Labour majority of nearly 4000.
Since his election George has served on the Scottish Parliament's Public Audit Committee and the Health and Sport Committee. He currently serves on the Education and Culture Committee and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. Also, he is the Parliamentary Liaison Officer (PLO) to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance MSP.
George is the Convenor if the Cross Party Group on MS, the Co-Convenor of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Fair Trade and a member of the following CPG's - Adult Learning, Aviation, Carers and Epilepsy.
George was councillor for Paisley South: Ward 5 in Renfrewshire Council from 2007 until 2012. He lives in the east end of Paisley with his wife Stacey.
George is a proud Paisley Buddie who has lived in the town all of his life.
Due to his wife Stacey, suffering MS, they are both members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland.
George is a passionate supporter of St Mirren FC and follows the Scotland national football team when he can.
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