John Finnie

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John Finnie (born 31 December 1956) is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Highlands and Islands region.[1]

Finnie was a councillor on Highland Council between 2007 and 2012, representing the Inverness Ness-side ward.[2] He was elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2011 election. Finnie resigned from the SNP on 23 October 2012 over the party's decision to support NATO membership for an independent Scotland,[3] attending Holyrood as an independent member. In October 2014 he joined the Scottish Green Party[4] although stated that he would continue as an independent MSP until the end of this session of parliament.[5]


  1. ^ "Current Members - John Finnie". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Local Government elections: Election results 2007". Highland Council. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "MSPs John Finnie and Jean Urquhart quit SNP over Nato policy". BBC News (BBC). 23 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former SNP MSP John Finnie defects to Greens". BBC News. BBC. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Blog: Why I’ve joined the Scottish Greens". John Finnie MSP. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official website