Pete Wishart

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.

Pete Wishart

Official portrait, 2017
SNP Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Assumed office
1 February 2021
LeaderIan Blackford
Preceded byTommy Sheppard
In office
20 May 2015  7 January 2020
LeaderAngus Robertson
Ian Blackford
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byTommy Sheppard
SNP Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
7 January 2020  1 February 2021
LeaderIan Blackford
Preceded byTommy Sheppard
Succeeded byStewart Hosie
Member of Parliament
for Perth and North Perthshire
Tayside North (2001–2005)
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byJohn Swinney
Majority7,550 (14.0%)
Chair of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee
Assumed office
19 June 2015
Preceded byIan Davidson
Personal details
Born (1962-03-09) 9 March 1962 (age 59)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Political partyScottish National Party
Children1
Alma materMoray House College of Education
ProfessionMusician; community worker
Websitewww.petewishartmp.com
Musical career
OriginScotland
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1981–present
Associated actsBig Country
Runrig
MP4

Wishart is currently the SNP Shadow Leader of the House in the House of Commons and the chair of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee. He has previously served as the SNP's Westminster Spokesperson for the Constitution and for Culture and Sport and Chief Whip. He is also a former keyboard player of the Scottish Celtic rock bands Runrig and Big Country.

He is the longest currently-serving Scottish National Party MP, having served since 2001.[1]