Neil Bibby

Neil James Bibby (born 6 September 1983) is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician. Bibby was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 to represent the West of Scotland region, as the Labour Party returned three members from the list and was subsequently re-elected to the West Scotland list in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.[1][2][3]

Neil Bibby

Bibby in 2011
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland region
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Personal details
Born (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 36)
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Political partyScottish Labour Co-operative

Early life and career

Born in Paisley, Neil grew up in Renfrewshire and went to the University of Glasgow. Bibby had been Chair of Young Labour UK and Chair of Scottish Labour Students. In 2007 he was elected to Renfrewshire council in Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch ward. Before becoming elected to the Scottish Parliament he worked for Jim Murphy MP and Ken Macintosh MSP.[4]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

He was previously the Scottish Labour Chief Whip and also served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Education and Young People, Deputy Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Transport and Town Centres.[5][6][7] He is a member of the Finance and Constitution Committee as well as a substitute member of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. Bibby is a member of a number of Cross-Party Groups and is the Deputy Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment, the Cross-Party Group on Towns and Town Centres and the Cross-Party Group on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries.[8]

Bibby stood for the Paisley seat in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. He was defeated by the incumbent SNP MSP, George Adam, but was re-elected on the West Scotland List.[9][3]


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  2. "Regional Members". 26 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  3. "West Scotland - Scottish Parliament electoral region - Election 2016". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Scottish Labour's new Shadow Cabinet". LabourList. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. "Scottish Labour shadow cabinet: Kezia Dugdale unveils new frontbench team". Holyrood Magazine. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. Shand, Angie (22 March 2016). "Bibby, Neil". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  8. "Neil Bibby". 24 April 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  9. "Paisley - Scottish Parliament constituency - Election 2016". Retrieved 1 August 2019.