Bill Butler (politician)


Bill Butler (politician)

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constituency_MP = Glasgow Anniesland
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majority = 4,306 (19.3%)
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predecessor = Donald Dewar
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Bill Butler (born March 30, 1956, Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician and former teacher. He represents Glasgow Anniesland in the Scottish Parliament, elected in the by-election following the death of First Minister Donald Dewar. He is a member of the Justice 2, Standards and Local Government & Transport Committees of the Parliament.

A graduate of the University of Stirling and Notre Dame College of Education, he taught at a number of schools in Renfrew District and in Rutherglen from 1980 to 2000. He is married to Patricia Ferguson, a fellow Labour MSP and Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Recently, he has sought backing in the Scottish Parliament for a bill to make Scottish health boards part-elected. His efforts have won the backing of the Health Committee and Health Minister, Andy Kerr, has agreed to allow the scheme to be piloted.

In August 2008 he declared himself a candidate for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party in the Scottish Parliament.

External links

* [http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msp/membersPages/bill_butler/index.htm Official biography]
* [http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/glasgowanniesland1/ Bill Butler MSP] Biography at Labour party website
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