Personal Information

  • Member for: Glasgow Pollok
  • Party: Scottish Labour
  • Date of Birth: 11 July 1957

Johann has had the privilege to represent the people of Glasgow Pollok since 1999, when the Scottish Parliament was first established. She lives in Glasgow with her husband Archie and 2 children Fay and Colin.

Glasgow Pollok constituency is in the South West of the city and includes the council wards of Greater Pollok, Craigton and a small part of Govan.

Johann's first priority is always to help her constituents. She holds regular surgeries and is also happy to be contacted by phone, e-mail or letter. Appointments outside surgeries can be arranged and she is also willing to visit constituents at home.

Personal Interests:
In the little spare time I have left over from work and being an even busier taxi driver for my 2 young children, I like to read, watch Coronation Street and try to keep fit by a mixture of walking, jogging and dancing.

My political interests are focussed particularly on tackling poverty, women’s rights and the rights of disabled people and other groups who experience discrimination. I am also a great supporter and advocate of the Co-op movement and of Fair Trade.

Both my parents were Gaels from the Isle of Tiree – I have a deep and abiding passion for Gaelic and the Hebridean culture, mixed with a love for my own city.

Trade Union and Professional Memberships:
Amnesty International

Party Memberships:
Co-operative party



    Woodside Secondary School, Glasgow

    Glasgow University
    MA (Hons)

    Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow
    Postgraduate teaching qualification in History and English

    Strathclyde University, Glasgow
    Certificate in Guidance

    Career History:

    Teacher - English and History
    Rothesay Academy, Springburn Academy

    Teacher -Education Support
    Castlemilk High

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