Mark Griffin (politician)
|Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Central Scotland
5 May 2011
19 October 1985
|Political party||Scottish Labour Party|
|Residence||Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire|
|Alma mater||University of Strathclyde|
Mark Griffin (born 19 October 1985) is a Scottish Labour Party Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Central Scotland region. Mark is the youngest person ever to be elected to the Scottish Parliament.
In May 2012, Mark was appointed the Scottish Labour Spokesman for Sport. He held the role until July 2013, when he become Shadow Minister for Transport and Veterans.
Mark was one of many councilliors who when elected to the Scottish Parliament elected to continue without receiving his council salary.
Upon his election at the age of 25, Mark became not only the youngest MSP of the current Parliament, but the youngest in the history of the Parliament.
He sits on the Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and is a member of a number of Cross-Party Parliamentary Groups, including the Cross Party Groups on Deafness, Sport and Industrial Communities.
Through his work with the CPG on Deafness, Mark is in the process of putting a British Sign Language (BSL) (Scotland) Bill through Parliament. He became one of the first MSPs elected in 2011 to put forward plans for a Members Bill.
Mark is a trained Mechanical Engineer and prior to his election to North Lanarkshire Council in 2008, he was a serving soldier in the British Territorial Army (TA).