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John Young (Scottish politician)

John Young (21 December 1930 – 3 November 2011) was a Scottish politician. He served as a Conservative and Unionist Member of the Scottish Parliament for the West of Scotland in the Scottish Parliament between 1999 and 2003.

John Young
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West of Scotland
In office
6 May 1999 – 31 March 2003
Personal details
Born21 December 1930
Glasgow, Scotland
Died3 November 2011 (aged 80)
Political partyScottish Conservative Party
Spouse(s)Doris (deceased)

Early lifeEdit

Young was in December 1930 in Glasgow, where he attended Hillhead High School before enrolling in the Scottish College of Commerce. He also studied a management course at Glasgow University.

Local politicsEdit

Having originally been elected as a councillor in Glasgow in 1961, Young became leader of Glasgow District Council in 1977, a role he held until 1980.

Scottish ParliamentEdit

Young was elected as an MSP for the West of Scotland region in 1999. At the time of his election he was 69, making him the second oldest MSP after Winnie Ewing of the Scottish National Party.

In the Scottish Parliament he was the Conservative group's Deputy Spokesman on Transport and Environment and was a member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. He retired at the 2003 election.

Personal lifeEdit

Young died after a long illness in November 2011 at the age of 80. He was predeceased by his wife Doris and survived by one son, Peter.[1]


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