I am MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, and represent the constituency I grew up in. I am currently SNP Spokesperson for Transport, Infrastructure and Energy and I also sit on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
I sit on a number of cross party groups, including Energy Storage, Energy Studies, Infrastructure, Rail which cover my Spokesperson portfolio and others such as Chagos Islands and Palestine.
Before being elected in 2015, I was employed as a Civil Engineer, In terms of higher education I attended Glasgow University, graduating with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering. I worked in the water sector for 21 years, both in the private and public sector and was most recently employed as a Principal Engineer before resigning to take up my position as MP.
Before becoming an MP I had also served as a local councillor for Ward 6, Irvine Valley in 2007 and had roles as Spokesperson for Planning, Housing, and Strategic Planning and Resources.