Learn more about Peter Wishart
He was first elected to the House of Commons at the 2001 general election, taking John Swinney's old seat of Tayside North. In the light of the sharp reduction in the number of Scottish MPs at Westminster, Wishart's former constituency was abolished in a radical boundary revision, and at the 2005 election he won the new constituency of Perth and North Perthshire for the SNP.
Wishart was previously a member of the band Runrig and is the first MP to have appeared on the TV show Top of the Pops. Before Runrig, he had been in one of the lineups of Big Country. Since arriving at Westminster, he has served as the SNP's Chief Whip, in which role he has pressed the government for greater parliamentary rights, such as better representation on committees, for both the SNP and other minority parties. Donnie Munro, former lead singer of Runrig was to go on to an unsuccessful political career as a Labour party candidate.
 External links
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Peter Wishart MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Pete Wishart MP
- The Public Whip - Peter Wishart MP
- BBC News - Peter Wishart profile 10 February, 2005
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Tayside North|
|Member of Parliament for Perth and North Perthshire|
2005 – present