Cllr Drew Hendry MP

  • MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey
  • Local councillor for Aird and Loch Ness

Biography:

Drew Hendry has represented the Highland Council ward of Aird and Loch Ness since 2007and has been the Leader of the Highland SNP group since 2011. Since 2012 he has been SNP National COSLA Group Leader and the Leader of the Highland Council. He is a former Director with a multinational appliance manufacturer, having worked his way through a career from shop floor to senior management. He founded Inverness-based Teclan Ltd, the first private sector company in Inverness to commit to paying all staff the Living Wage. He is married to Jackie and has four children.

Just some of the priorities delivered under Drew:

  • Implementation of the Living Wage at Highland Council
  • Creation of regional Area Committees, localising decision-making
  • 100s of additional Council Houses on target to reach 1000 by the end of Council term.
  • Secured an extra €30m of European funding for the Highlands, eventually securing €190million over 7years.
  • Won Scottish and UK Government support for a ‘City Deal’ which could attract £300million over 20 years for Inverness and the Highlands