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Paul Martin (Scottish politician)

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Preceded by  Constituency Created
Majority  5,095 (28.9%)
Party  Scottish Labour Party
Role  Scottish politician
Preceded by  Constituency Created
Name  Paul Martin
Majority  2,079 (10.8%)

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Born  17 March 1967 (age 48) (1967-03-17)
Parents  Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn
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Succeeded by  Constituency Abolished
Political party  Scottish Labour Party

Paul Martin (born 17 March 1967 in Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour politician, who served as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow Provan constituency from 2011 until his defeat in 2016, and as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Springburn from 1999 to 2011. He is the son of Michael Martin, Baron Martin of Springburn, who was the Speaker of the House of Commons from 2000 to 2009.

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Career

Martin was born on 17 March 1967 in Glasgow, the son of Michael Martin, a future Labour MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, and Mary Martin. He was educated at All Saints Roman Catholic Secondary School in Glasgow, and served an apprenticeship in the construction industry before becoming a construction manager.

At the age of 26 he became a Glasgow District Councillor following a Council By-Election in December 1993. He was the Vice-Convenor of the Glasgow District Council Economic and Development Committee, Convenor of the North Area Committee and Convenor of the Youth Committee.

Scottish Parliament

Martin was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 1999, as the MSP for Glasgow Springburn. He served as the Parliamentary aide to the Lord Advocate from 2001 to 2007, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice from 2007 to 2009, and as Labour's business manager from November 2009.

Following the 2007 election, Martin was appointed Labour's shadow spokesman on community safety. In a minor reshuffle on 27 October 2009 he was moved to the role of Business Manager for Labour in the Scottish Parliament, sitting on the Business Bureau of the Scottish Parliament.

In 2009, Martin opened a new surgery. It appears to be a converted, main-road shop now office on Dennistoun's main road, 604 Alexandra Parade.

In 2016, Martin sought re-election to a fifth term in the Scottish Parliament but lost his seat to the Scottish National Party's Ivan McKee by 4,783 votes.

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