I was proud to be elected as the Member of Parliament for the Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency in the General Election of December 2019. I am the current SNP Deputy Health Spokesperson and sit on the Public Petitions Committee.
I've brought a variety of experience to this role. I was employed in the security industry by British Home Stores, John Lewis & Partners and Debenhams, both in Glasgow and Dublin.
As a member of the SNP and a long term supporter of independence, I stood in the Viewpark and Tannochside by-election in 2015 and was elected as the local councillor, with a subsequent re-election in 2017. It was an honour to be representing the ward in which he grew up in and still reside.
My political interests include the protection of the greenbelt, fighting social injustice such as poverty and issues within the benefits system, and campaigning for the sovereignty of Scotland.
I'm a family man, spending my spare time with my mother and daughter, and I have a keen interest in football.
In Parliament, I am hugely active, attending a number of committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups. I am on the Public Petitions Committee for the Scottish National Party.
I am the Vice Chair for the APPG on ADHD; and a member of the APPG on Iceland; The Faroe Islands; Kinship Care; Customer Service; Mental Health; Carers; Scottish Sport; Boxing; and Universal Basic Income.