John Swinburne (Scottish politician)
|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
1 May 2003 – 3 May 2007
4 July 1930 |
|Political party||Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party|
John Swinburne (born July 4, 1930 in Pennsylvania, but educated at Dalziel High School, Motherwell) is the founder of the Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party (SSCUP) and was that party's sole representative in the Scottish Parliament from 2003 until 2007. He is also a director of Motherwell Football Club.
Swinburne has called for reintroduction of the 'Belt' or 'Tawse' into Scottish schools, expressing the opinion that corporal punishment would solve what he believes are endemic discipline problems. This statement was condemned by other MSPs and by the teaching union, the EIS.
He lost his seat in the 2007 election.
- Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- "EIS rejects belt classroom call". BBC News. 7 June 2006. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
- "John Swinburne Confirms Candidacy for Glasgow By-election". News.STV.TV.
- "Greens launch by-election drive". BBC News. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
|This article about a member of the Scottish Parliament is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|