James Dornan

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James Dornan
Deputy Convener of the
Scottish Parliament
Subordinate Legislation Committee
Assumed office
14 June 2011
Preceded by Bob Doris
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Cathcart
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Charlie Gordon
Majority 1592 (6.1%)
Personal details
Born 17 March 1953
Glasgow, Scotland
Political party Scottish National Party
Website James Dornan MSP

James Dornan (born 17 March 1953) is a SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart.

He was elected in the 2011 Parliamentary elections,[1] having previously contested the Ayr Constituency in the 2003 Scottish Parliament elections and the Glasgow South-West Constituency in the 2005 UK general election before his election in 2011.[2] He also represented the Langside Ward in Glasgow City Council from 3rd May 2007[3] until 3rd May 2012[4] and was the SNP group leader on Glasgow City Council until June 2011, when he was succeeded by Councillor Allison Hunter.[5]

James joined the Scottish National Party in 1996[6] and has previously worked for Stewart Maxwell MSP.[7]

In 2012, James was appointed as a SNP Depute Whip.[8]


  1. ^ BBC News - Election 2011 - Scotland - Glasgow Cathcart
  2. ^ http://www.jamesdornanmsp.org/#!about/csgz
  3. ^ http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/pdf/2007-scotland.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/vote2012/council/scotland.stm
  5. ^ New city SNP leader to head battle for Glasgow - Evening Times | News | Editor's Picks
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/38354.stm
  7. ^ http://www.jamesdornanmsp.org/#!about/csgz
  8. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/38354.stm

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