Candidate for Greenock & Inverclyde & the West of Scotland regional list
John and his family have lived in Kilmacolm since 1989, where he has been chair of the school board a community councillor and vice chair of the Civic Trust.
Starting his career in Glasgow in 1975 as a town planner he moved into urban regeneration including setting up and running charitable local economic development agencies.
As well as working in local and central government, public agencies and the private sector he has run his own business before finishing his career at Marie Curie Cancer Care. He is now a trustee of Ardgowan Hospice.