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Pete Wishart

Pete is MP for Perth and North Perthshire and is currently the Westminster Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport.

Pete is MP for Perth and North Perthshire and is currently the Westminster Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport.

 

MP for Perthshire

Born in Dunfermline in 1962, Pete was educated at Queen Anne High School and Moray House College, Edinburgh. 

Pete was the SNP Chief Whip at Westminster from 2001-2007 and is currently the Westminster Spokesperson for Home Affairs and Culture, Media and Sport.

Pete was, for 15 years, a member of the internationally successful Scottish group Runrig. He is a trained Community Worker and has been a Director of the Fast Forward charity that promotes healthy lifestyles for young people. He was a member of the Scotland Against Drugs Campaign Committee and has contributed to many national forums looking at the problem of drugs within Scottish society. 

First elected in 2001 as Member of Parliament for North Tayside, Pete is currently Member of Parliament for the Perth and North Perthshire seat.

He lives in Perth and has one son and enjoys running to keep fit and walking in the Perthshire hills.