Tom Arthur (Scottish politician)
Thomas "Tom" Compton Arthur MSP (born 1985) is a Scottish politician. Belonging to the Scottish National Party, he is the Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Renfrewshire South, having been elected in 2016.
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
for Renfrewshire South
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Preceded by||Hugh Henry|
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Political party||Scottish National Party|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
Arthur was born in 1985 in Paisley, Renfrewshire and raised in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, where he was educated at Cross Arthurlie Primary and Barrhead High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music then later Master of Music from the University of Glasgow. Before entering politics, he worked as a company director, freelance piano teacher and keyboardist.
Arthur joined the Scottish National Party in 2009. He was elected as the first SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Renfrewshire South constituency at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. Arthur made his debut speech in the Scottish Parliament on 26 May 2016.
- "Election 2016: Renfrewshire South". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
- Mann, Graham (15 January 2016). "SNP man has sights set on Holyrood glory". Greenock Telegraph.