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Peter Wishart

Peter Wishart (born 9 Mairch 1962) is a Scots politeecian, that wis a member o the Unitit Kinrick pairlament at Wastmeenster, representin the Scots National Pairty. He representit the Pairth an North Pairthshire consteetuency in the Hoose o Commons, and wis ane o the langest servin Scots MPs.[1] He wis defeatit in the 2024 Unitit Kinrick general walin.

In Januar 2015, he led a debate oan the abolition o the Hoose o Lairds.[2] The same year he becam chair o the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.[3]

In 2015, he suggestit the Palace o Wastmeenster should becam a tourist attraction an the pairlament move tae a modren buildin.[4] He wis active in the debate on Brexit an wis banned frae the Commons fur uising a placard wi 'nul points' tae show the Prime Meenister Theresa May his score oot o ten.[5][6] He exponed that independence wis the 'settled will' o the Scots fowk.[7]

He cam frae Dunfaurlin an wis eddicatit at Queen Anne School Dunfaurlin an Moray Hoose College,[8] an wis a community worker. He wis a director o chairity Fast Forward,[9] promotin weal livin fur young fowk. Afore staundin for election, he wis in the baunds Big Country an Runrig, wi his brither Alan.[10] Wishart is the ae member o pairlament that haes been on the televeesion shaw Top of the Pops.


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  1. Bussey, Katrine. "Wishart steps aside in SNP depute leadership contest" (in Inglis). ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  2. Sheridan, Craig (16 Januar 2015). ""Pete Wishart: The Gold-Plated Red Upholstered Narnia"". Scottish Statesman.
  3. "SNP MPs Pete Wishart and Angus MacNeil to chair Commons committees". BBC News (in Inglis). 10 Juin 2015. Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  4. Archive, STV News. "Westminster 'should be tourist attraction', MP says". STV News Archive (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  5. Kidd, Patrick (11 Januar 2018). "The stench of decay hangs over a tired Brexit stunt" (in Inglis). ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  6. Learmonth, Andrew (11 Januar 2018). "MP Wishart in hot water for giving May 'nul points' on Brexit". The National (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  7. Wheeler, Richard (17 December 2020). "Scottish independence boosted by Gove's 'Trumpian' opposition, claims SNP MP". belfasttelegraph (in Inglis). ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  8. Leask, David (1 Juin 2015). "Analysis: SNP bucks trend for privately educated MPs". HeraldScotland (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  9. "Who We Are". Fast Forward (in Inglis). Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.
  10. "Kingfishers Catch Fire". runrig.rocks. Retrieved 12 Mey 2022.