John serves as the Party Leader. Based in Glasgow, he graduated with an MA (Hons) in History and Politics from Glasgow University and now works as a graphic designer.
John previously organised the shock defeat of the SNP by A Better Britain - Unionist Party in the September 2017 Fortissat-by election, North Lanarkshire.
He co-founded Abolish the Scottish Parliament Party to unite anti-devolution unionists under a single banner for the May 2021 Holyrood elections.
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John is a mature businessman, and serves as the party's Nominating Officer.
Raised on a family farm in Ayrshire and educated in Glasgow, he has had an extensive and varied career. After working in the industrial supply sector, his career took him overseas to live and work for many years, providing international export and insurance services before returning to Scotland to be nearer family.
He is a veteran political activist and seasoned election candidate, having previously stood and campaigned for UKIP at Council, Holyrood and United Kingdom general elections.