Paul Martin (Scottish politician)

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Paul Martin
MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Provan
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 2,079 (10.8%)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Springburn
In office
6 May 1999 – 5 May 2011
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Constituency Abolished
Majority 5,095 (28.9%)
Personal details
Born (1967-03-17) 17 March 1967 (age 47)
Political party Scottish Labour Party
Relations Michael Martin (father)
Alma mater Barmulloch College[citation needed]
Profession construction manager[citation needed]
Religion Roman Catholic[citation needed]

Paul Martin (born 17 March 1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Provan constituency since May 2011, having formerly been MSP for Glasgow Springburn from the beginning of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 until the constituency was abolished for the 2011 election.

Career[edit]

His father is Michael Martin, the former Speaker of the House of Commons.

Martin was educated at All Saints RC Secondary[citation needed] and served and apprentiship in the construction industry[citation needed] and then became a construction manager.[citation needed]

At the age of 26 he became a Glasgow District Councillor following a Council By-Election in December 1993[citation needed]. He was the Vice-Convenor of the Glasgow District Council Economic and Development Committee, Convenor of the North Area Committee and Convenor of the Youth Committee.[citation needed]

Martin was elected to the Scottish parliament on May 1999. He served as the Parliamentary aide to the Lord Advocate from 2001–2007, from 2007 until November 2009 he was Labour's shadow minister for Justice, he was promoted to the shadow cabinet in November 2009 as Labour's business manager.[citation needed]

Following the 2007 election, Paul Martin was appointed Labour's shadow spokesman on community safety.[citation needed] In a minor reshuffle on 27 October 2009 he was moved to the role of Business Manager for Labour in the Scottish Parliament, sitting on the Business Bureau of the Scottish Parliament.

In 2009, Martin opened a new surgery. It appears to be a converted, main-road shop now office on Dennistoun's main road, 604 Alexandra Parade.[citation needed]

Scottish Labour leadership race[edit]

He has come out in support of Johann Lamont in the Scottish Labour Party leadership election, 2011.[1]

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Provan
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Springburn
19992011
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished