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Pete Wishart was born on 9 March, 1962 in Dunfermline, United Kingdom, is a Scottish politician. Discover Pete Wishart’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 58 years old?
|Age||58 years old|
|Born||9 March 1962|
|Birthplace||Dunfermline, United Kingdom|
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Who Is Pete Wishart’s Wife?
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Pete Wishart Net Worth
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|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
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|Source of Income||Politician|
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Timeline of Pete Wishart
In January 2018, Wishart drew media attention for holding up a placard which read “nul points” in the House of Commons, after having asked Prime Minister Theresa May how she would rate her government’s handling of Brexit from one to ten. After May had answered, Wishart received a warning by Speaker of the House John Bercow for the stunt.
In February 2018, he warned that the SNP risked alienating Scottish voters who had voted “Leave” in the 2016 referendum on European Union membership. In an article for The National, he wrote that his party had to “face up” to the reality that Scotland would be leaving the European Union, and made the case for an alternative vision of Scottish independence which involved a “graduated” re-entry to the European Union from “EEA, then EFTA then full EU membership”, stressing that the final step of rejoining the EU should only be done with the “full consent of an independent Scottish Parliament”. Later in February, he ruled himself out of the 2018 Scottish Depute Leadership election following the resignation of Angus Robertson. Wishart concluded that he did not have “sufficient support” to run for the Depute Leadership of the Scottish National Party.
Wishart said publicly in September 2017 that because voters were “weary of constitutional change” there should be no second referendum on Scottish independence for that parliament, but that the SNP should seek a mandate for a new one in the 2021 Scottish parliament election. In October 2017, Wishart told an Institute of Economic Affairs conference that federalism for the UK should be welcomed “as part of that conversation” in Scotland, although he stressed federalism would not see Scotland “equal to some region of England”.
In 2016, Wishart suggested to the House of Commons the possibility of the Palace of Westminster being turned into a tourist attraction and for Parliament to move to a more modern building.
In January 2015, Wishart secured and started a debate on the reform of the House of Lords.
Following the 2015 general election, it was announced in June 2015 that he would chair the Scottish Affairs Select Committee, with his appointment formally announced on 19 June 2015. At the snap 2017 general election, he retained his seat by a very marginal majority, beating Conservative Ian Duncan by just 21 votes.
In November 2010, Wishart suggested that Scottish football referees should declare which club sides they support.
In the light of the reduction in the number of Scottish MPs at Westminster, Wishart’s former constituency was abolished in a radical boundary revision, and at the 2005 general election; he won the new constituency of Perth and North Perthshire for the SNP with a majority of 1,521 over Douglas Taylor of the Conservatives. The Perth and North Perthshire constituency was created after boundary changes in Scotland and takes in East and Highland Perthshire, the City of Perth and the Carse of Gowrie. Wishart sat on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.
He was first elected to the House of Commons at the 2001 general election, taking John Swinney’s old seat of Tayside North. 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 minor political parties. He has also campaigned for copyright term extension and is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group.
After the departure of Richard Cherns in February 1986, Wishart joined Runrig. Wishart was a performer on seven of Runrig’s studio albums, from The Cutter and the Clan (1987), to his last The Stamping Ground (2001). He also appears on several of Runrig’s live albums. Wishart’s tenure in the band coincided with their sign-up to the Chrysalis Records label, and their most successfully commercial period in the late eighties and early nineties. Wishart was not the only politically minded member of the band – former lead singer Donnie Munro became a Labour Party candidate.
Pete Wishart’s first major band was Big Country which he joined in the early 1980s, along with his brother Alan. He initially joined during a period when Big Country were a support act for Alice Cooper’s tour. The main force behind Big Country was Stuart Adamson, himself from near Dunfermline. Adamson claimed that the early Big Country were thrown off the Alice Cooper tour for “being too weird”.
Peter Wishart (born 9 March 1962) is a Scottish National Party politician and rock / folk musician who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Perth and North Perthshire since 2005. Wishart previously served as the MP for North Tayside from 2001 until the seat was abolished for the 2005 general election.
Born in Dunfermline in 1962, Wishart was educated at Queen Anne High School Dunfermline and Moray House College, Edinburgh. Wishart lives in Perth and has one son and enjoys walking in the Perthshire hills. Wishart is a trained community worker and has been a director of the Fast Forward charity that promotes healthy lifestyles for young people. He was a member of the Scotland Against Drugs Campaign Committee and has contributed to many national forums looking at the problem of drugs within Scottish society.
Politically, he is well known for campaigning to demolish Perth’s listed City Hall, dating from 1911, and replace it with an open square. He has described the building as “unused, unloved and increasingly unwelcome”, “a building whose time has passed”, and said that, “A city square will allow us to attract visitors, grow our café quarter, put on outdoor events and properly organise civic and community events. Every city needs civic space and we must ensure that we will soon have ours.”