|Member of the Scottish Parliament
6 May 2011
8 June 1969 |
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
George James Adam (born 8 June 1969) is a Scottish National Party politician, who has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Paisley since 2011. He is the Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance. Adam was previously an SNP member of Renfrewshire Council from 2007 to 2012.
Born in Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Adam joined the SNP in his late teens and has been an active member in Paisley since the late 1980s. He worked in the motor industry as a Corporate Sales Manager before being elected to the Paisley South Ward of Renfrewshire Council in 2007. He won the newly drawn Paisley constituency in the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, with a majority of 248. Adam was re-elected to the Scottish Parliament with an increased majority of 5,199.
Since his election George has served on the Scottish Parliament's Public Audit Committee and the Health and Sport Committee. He currently serves on the Education and Culture Committee and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.
George is the Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Multiple Sclerosis (MS), was the Co-Convenor of the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Fair Trade and a member of the following CPG's - Adult Learning, Aviation, Carers and Epilepsy.
Adam lives in the east end of Paisley with his wife Stacey.
Due to his wife Stacey suffering multiple sclerosis (MS), they are both members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland.
George is a passionate supporter of St Mirren FC and follows the Scotland national football team when he can.
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