John Pentland MSP Motherwell and Wishaw, Labour, Scottish Labour Shadow Minister for Opportunity


John Pentland

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

    Deputy Convener, Scottish Commission for Public Audit 2011-; Scottish Labour Deputy Whip 2011-14; Member, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2015-; Shadow Minister for Opportunity 2015-.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Committee

    Scottish Commission for Public Audit; Education and Culture.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Central Scotland region (1) 2007 Scottish Parliament election. MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw constituency since 5 May 2011.
  • All party groups (office-holding)

    Deputy Convener: Golf Group 2011-, Germany Group 2012-.

Election record for Motherwell and Wishaw, 05 May 2011

Party Percentage of votes
Labour 43.81%
Scottish National Party 41.41%
Conservative 7.17%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Pentland, John Labour 10,713 43.81
Adamson, Clare Scottish National Party 10,126 41.41
Burgess, Robert Conservative 1,753 7.17
Swinburne, John ASPP 945 3.86
Selfridge, Tom SCP 547 2.24
Hope, Beverley Liberal Democrat 367 1.5
Majority 587 votes
Electorate 53,610
Turnout (24,451) 45.61%

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