Tom Arthur (Scottish politician)

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Tom Arthur
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Renfrewshire South
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Hugh Henry
Majority 4,408 (14.9%)
Personal details
Born 1985
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Residence Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
Alma mater University of Glasgow

Thomas "Tom" Compton Arthur MSP (born 1985) is a Scottish politician. He is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the constituency of Renfrewshire South.[1]

Early life and education

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.[2]

Political career

Arthur joined the Scottish National Party in 2009.[2] He was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Renfrewshire South constituency at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, becoming the first SNP politician to be so. Arthur made his debut speech in the Scottish Parliament on 26 May 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "Election 2016: Renfrewshire South". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Mann, Graham (15 January 2016). "SNP man has sights set on Holyrood glory". Greenock Telegraph.
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External links

  • profile on SNP website
Parliament of Scotland
Preceded by
Hugh Henry
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Renfrewshire South

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