Since 2007, Kenneth has been the local MSP and has worked tirelessly to improve communities, support local businesses and stand up for his constituents. He has campaigned against unfair cuts to local post offices, community centres and libraries and helped secure important funding and investment including millions in regeneration money, an additional ferry service and additional funding for road improvements.
Kenneth was born in Paisley in 1961, educated at Bellahouston Academy and the University of Stirling, and graduated with a BA in Economics.
He served as a councillor from 1992-1999, achieving in his second term the biggest majority of any Scottish councillor. In 1999 he was elected as an MSP for Glasgow.
Kenneth was SNP Shadow Minister for Local Government from 1997-2001 and Shadow Minister for Social justice, Housing, Urban Regeneration and Planning from 2001-2003.
Following his re-election in 2011, Kenneth had become Convenor of the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee.
Interested in policy formulation and development, Kenneth continues to explore new ideas and has written, moved and had policy adopted by the SNP.
Kenneth has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors and has a reputation for hard work, dedication and commitment.
Kenneth lives locally in Kilbirnie, is married and has 3 children.