|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 was active with the SNP in Paisley since the late 1980′s. 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. Also, he is the Parliamentary Liaison Officer (PLO) to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP.
George lives in the east end of Paisley with his wife Stacey. Due to his wife Stacey, suffering MS, they are both members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland. He is a passionate supporter of St Mirren FC and the Scottish National Team.
He is also Co-Convenor of the Cross-Party Group on Fairtrade and a member of the Cross-Party Groups on Carers and on Aviation.
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