Bill Tynan

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Bill Tynan
Member of Parliament
for Hamilton South
In office
5 August 1999 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by George Robertson
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1940-08-18) 18 August 1940 (age 74)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Mathieson

William "Bill" Tynan (born 18 August 1940) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour Party member of Parliament (MP) for Hamilton South from 1999 to 2005, when he won the Hamilton South by-election to replace the ennobled George Robertson.

Early life[edit]

The son of James and Mary Tynan, he attended St Mungo's Academy, a Roman Catholic (then a grammar school) school in Glasgow. At Stow College on Shamrock Street in Glasgow he studied Mechanical Engineering. He was a Press Toolmaker for twenty seven years.

Prior to selection as an MP, he was a full-time trade union official with the AEEU from 1988 then Amicus Union.

Parliamentary career[edit]

For the 2005 general election, his seat was abolished as part of the reduction in the total number of Scottish seats was reduced. He did not choose to contest any other local seats.

Bill Tynan's constituency covered Hamilton and Blantyre with an electorate of approximately 53,000. He was re-elected at the 2001 general election with a majority of 10,775.

He was a Member of European Scrutiny Committee, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Vice Convener of the Friends of Scottish Racing Parliamentary Group and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy. He was successful in bringing a Private Member's Bill on fireworks to Parliament, which was subsequently enacted as the Fireworks Act 2003.

Personal life[edit]

His interests include international development, energy, social justice. He enjoys playing golf and watching football. Bill Tynan married Elizabeth Mathieson on 11 July 1964 and they have three daughters, six grandchildren and live in Hamilton.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Robertson
Member of Parliament for Hamilton South
constituency abolished