Personal Information

  • Member for: West Scotland
  • Party: No Party Affiliation
  • Date of Birth: 15 January 1962

Ken was first elected to represent Eastwood in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. He was elected as an MSP for West Scotland in 2016 and became Presiding Officer.

Before entering the Scottish Parliament he was a television producer for the BBC and where he worked on national News programmes. He and his wife Claire live in Busby in East Renfrewshire with their six children. 

Trade Union Memberships: 

Community and Unite 


    Royal High School Edinburgh

    Edinburgh University

    MA (Hons) History, graduated 1984 

    Career History:


    Current affairs and news producer BBC 

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