John Swinney MSP Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Deputy First Minister; Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills


John Swinney

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish National Party: Shadow Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning 1999-2000, Shadow First Minister and Opposition Leader 2000-04, Shadow Minister for Finance and Public Services 2005-07; Cabinet Secretary for: Finance 2007-16, Sustainable Growth 2007-14, Employment 2011-14, Constitution and Economy 2014-16; Deputy First Minister 2014-; Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills 2016-.
  • Electoral history

    MSP for North Tayside constituency 1999-2011, and for Perthshire North constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • Political interests

    Economic policy, housing.
  • Party groups

    Scottish National Party: Member 1979-, National secretary 1986-92, Vice-convener, publicity 1992-97, Senior vice-convener 1998-2000, Deputy leader 1998-2000, Leader 2000-04, National convener 2000-04.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Vice-convener Carers Group 2006-07.
  • Countries of interest

    Eastern Europe.

Election record for Perthshire North, 05 May 2016

Party Percentage of votes
Scottish National Party 48.41%
Conservative 38.64%
Labour 7.63%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Swinney, John Scottish National Party 16,526 48.41
Fraser, Murdo Conservative 13,190 38.64
McEwan, Anna Labour 2,604 7.63
Barrett, Peter Liberal Democrat 1,705 4.99
Majority 3,336 votes
Electorate 54,225
Turnout (34,137) 62.95%

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