- Candidate for Perth & North Perthshire
Born in Dunfermline in 1962, Pete was educated at Queen Anne High School and Moray House College, Edinburgh. Pete lives in Perth and has one son and enjoys walking in the Perthshire hills.
Pete was the SNP Chief Whip at Westminster from 2001-2007 and is currently the Westminster Spokesperson for the Constitution, Home Affairs, Culture, Media and Sport and International Development.
Pete was, for 15 years, a member of the internationally successful Scottish group Runrig. Pete 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.
Pete was most recently elected in May 2005 as Member of Parliament for the Perth and North Perthshire seat, with a majority of 1,521 over the Conservatives.
Pete Wishart holds surgeries throughout Perth and North Perthshire, including mobile surgeries to the outlying areas. Contact the constituency offices for details of times and dates.