Paul Martin (Scottish politician)

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The Honourable
Paul Martin
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Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow Provan
In office
5 May 2011 – 23 May 2016
Preceded by Constituency Created
Succeeded by Ivan McKee
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 50)[citation needed]
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 in Glasgow)[citation needed] is a Scottish Labour politician, who served as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Provan constituency from 2011 until his defeat in 2016, and as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Springburn from 1999 to 2011. He is the son of Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, who was the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2000 to 2009.[1]

Career[edit]

Martin was born on 17 March 1967 in Glasgow, the son of Michael Martin, a future Labour MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, and Mary Martin. He was educated at All Saints Roman Catholic Secondary School in Glasgow,[citation needed] and served an apprenticeship in the construction industry[citation needed] before becoming 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]

Scottish Parliament[edit]

Martin was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 1999, as the MSP for Glasgow Springburn. He served as the Parliamentary aide to the Lord Advocate from 2001 to 2007, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice from 2007 to 2009, and as Labour's business manager from November 2009.[citation needed]

Following the 2007 election, 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.[citation needed]

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]

In 2016, Martin sought re-election to a fifth term in the Scottish Parliament but lost his seat to the Scottish National Party's Ivan McKee by 4,783 votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Correspondent, By James Kirkup, Political. "Michael Martin could be offered deal to step down and be replaced by his son". Retrieved 2016-08-16. 

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Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Provan
20112016
Succeeded by
Ivan McKee
Preceded by
Constituency created
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Springburn
19992011
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished