John Pentland

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John Pentland
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Motherwell, Wishaw and Hamilton
In office
5 May 2011 – 23 March 2016
Preceded byJack McConnell
Succeeded byClare Adamson
Personal details
Political partyLabour

John Williamson Pentland is a Scottish politician who formerly represented the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency, in the Labour interest, in the Scottish Parliament 2011−2016.

Pentland worked 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
Succeeded by
Clare Adamson