John Pentland

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John Pentland
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Preceded by Jack McConnell
Personal details
Political party Labour

John Pentland is a Scottish politician representing the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency in the Scottish Parliament.

John served time as a welder with Butters Brothers, Craigneuk and then spent 28 years with British Steel Corporation at the Clyde Alloy plant. He has been a member of the Labour Party for over 30 years, holding numerous branch and CLP positions. He was elected to the former Motherwell District Council in 1992, and served on Planning, Leisure Services, Environmental Health, Staffing, and Policy and Resources Committees. Prior to his election as an MSP, he was Convener of North Lanarkshire Council Finance Committee, he was also finance spokesperson for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities from 2002 till 2007.[1]

John Pentland was elected to the Scottish Parliament in the election of 5 May 2011.

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Jack McConnell
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw