Greenock is where I belong, where I currently live and where I campaign.
My forefathers were Clydeside joiners, millworkers and weavers. The exception was my father who was a distinguished goalkeeper for Morton and Scotland. I attended school in Inverclyde and my 3 children have grown up in the area. From Port Glasgow to the outlying villages, I know this area well and understand its needs.
The SNP has been my party since the age of 16. My proudest political achievement to date has been my leadership of YES Inverclyde, a campaign which, against the odds, came within 86 votes of delivering a Yes vote in a unionist stronghold.
I have been running my own IT company for the last twelve years and have a lifetime's experience in this field. I have worked with major companies all over the UK and Ireland, giving me a perspective on how Inverclyde performs in comparison to other places.
I am accustomed to working as part of a team and providing leadership.
Together with my political experience, I am exactly at the right stage of my life to serve as an MP.