Cllr Glenn Elder
Ward 1 - Linn
Spokesperson for Planning
Glenn has lived in the Linn Ward since 1964 and has been active in community matters for over 25 years.
He worked for several years in a Castlemilk-based private sector employment training organisation, and was then employed by Adtec, a community based project aimed at training clients with special needs and preparing them for the workplace. Glenn has also worked as an auditor and consultant for C~BETA, where his duties included improving energy and environmental efficiency of housing association stock in Castlemilk and Carmunnock.
Glenn is on the board of the Castlemilk Timebank and is a director of the Castlemilk and Carmunnock Windpark Trust.
Cllr Jo Docherty
Ward 2 - Newlands/Auldburn
Jo is a retired teacher and has lived in Newlands for 38 years. She has three grown up sons and is active in her local community.
Jo is secretary of her local SNP Branch and is an experienced campaigner. She has been a local candidate several times, a Westminster candidate and a European candidate as well as being an election agent on several occasions.
Jo is Chair of her local Community Council and other committees emanating from there, and also secretary to a charitable trust.
Cllr Shab Jaffri
Ward 3 - Greater Pollok
Spokesperson for Development and Regeneration
Shab has lived, studied and worked in the City for over forty years, and is very passionate about Glasgow and Scotland. He feels he is very fortunate to be part of the Scottish National Party which, with its dynamic and innovative policies and zest for reform, is at the heart of Scottish politics.
Some of the many issues which Shab considers particularly important are policing and crime reduction, and creating safer neighbourhoods. He also wishes to help to revitalise the small business sector, the create secure and permanent jobs by helping new business start-ups, whilst also attracting inward investments and resourceful house build schemes to attract foreign investors.
Cllr David McDonald
Ward 3 - Greater Pollok
Spokesperson for Communities
SNP Group Business Manager
For the last 5 years David has been a councillor in the city's east end, but is returning home to the south side to stand for election in the Greater Pollok Ward.
David is the SNP Spokesperson on Social Work and the Group's Deputy Business Manager; he is also the youngest person ever to have been appointed as a Baillie of the City of Glasgow. David was born, raised and still lives in the Greater Pollok area and previously worked for a number of local voluntary sector agencies.
David is currently studying part time for a degree in Community Education at the University of Strathclyde.
Cllr Iris Gibson
Ward 4 - Craigton
SNP Group Treasurer
Iris Gibson seeks re-election in Craigton ward. She is hard working, public spirited and a woman of integrity. Educated at Strathclyde University and a keen runner, Iris has been a Councillor for more than 12 years, and has proven herself to be a hardworking, conscientious and effective full time councillor, well respected in both her ward and the City Chambers.
Cllr Jim Torrance
Ward 4 - Craigton
Jim Torrance (54) was brought up in Penilee, and attended Penilee Secondary School. Jim joined the SNP in 1975 and was a community councillor in the first ever community council in Penilee .
Jim and his family lived overseas for 12 years where Jim graduated as an electronics engineer in the telecommunications industry , before going on to become Regional Technical Director of a global telecommunications FTSE 50 company. Returning to Penilee in 1992, Jim is currently a Business Development Manager at a Scottish headquartered UK wide company, where he manages business worth millions of pounds.
Cllr Norman MacLeod
Ward 6 - Pollokshields
Spokesperson for Finance
A Glaswegian 'born and bred' - Norman MacLeod has been a committed and enthusiastic member of the Scottish National Party for many years - having first joined the SNP in 1972 at the age of 21.
He has filled various positions in the SNP at local and national level including being a Parliamentary and a Council Candidate on several occasions.
Having retired early - he offers himself to the people of Pollokshields Ward as someone who - if elected - is in a position to be a full time and very hard working local Councillor.
Cllr Susan Aitken
Ward 7 - Langside
Spokesperson for Health and Social Care
The leader of Glasgow Council's SNP Group, Susan Aitken, has been an active member of the SNP for over ten years and was the election agent for Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan in the 2011 Holyrood elections.
Originally from Biggar, Susan moved to Glasgow in 1989 to study English and Scottish Literature at Glasgow University. She remained in the city and has, for the past eight years, lived in the Crosshill area with her husband.
Susan spent much of her career working in Scotland’s third sector, with a particular focus on health and social care policy.
Cllr Jahangir Hanif
Ward 8 - Southside Central
Jahangir Hanif is a local businessman and a Strathclyde University graduate. He has worked in Southside Central on and off for the past 20 years.
Jahangir previously fought the Council Seat in 2003 for Govanhill and cut down labour's majority to less than half. He is currently the convenor of SNP Pollokshields branch.
Jahangir believes that it is time for a change and that the people of Glasgow deserve to get better services from the Council. His main areas of concerns are poverty, crime, education and the lack of facilities provided by the Council for the people of Southside Central.
Cllr Mhairi Hunter
Ward 8 - Southside Central
Spokesperson for Education
Mhairi has lived in the Southside for most of her life. She attended Shawlands Academy and has worked in a variety of roles, including as a policy officer for SNP Headquarters.
Mairi has worked as Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency manager since 2007 and was Nicola’s election agent in 2011.
Cllr Alison Thewliss
Ward 9 - Calton
Spokesperson for Land and Environment
Alison was elected to the council in 2007 and has enjoyed every day of representing the people of the Calton ward. She hopes to be re-elected to continue in this work.
Alison believes it has been a privilege to get to know people in Calton over the past five years and appreciates the relationships she has built. Alison has worked hard to assist constituents with a range of issues.
Alison believes that independence for Scotland will bring the chance to bring change, recovery and regeneration to the East End, and an SNP administration in Glasgow City Council will work alongside the people to make our city a better place.
Cllr Martin Docherty
Ward 10 - Anderston/City
Spokesperson for Housing
Martin is an Anderston/City resident, volunteer, and Nationalist since his first ever vote cast at the European election of 1989. He is also an active member of his community, and has an interest in housing, volunteering and financial auditing and monitoring for public benefit.
Martin currently works as a policy and research officer for West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services, and also served as an SNP councillor between 1992 and 1995.
His voluntary work includes acting as National Secretary for Cahonas Scotland Male Cancer Awareness, and Martin is also the secretary of his local residents’ association.
Cllr Ken Andrew
Ward 11 - Hillhead
Ken Andrew is 53 years old, married with one son, and has lived in the West End of Glasgow for 35 years. Ken reckons that over the years he’s lived in every part of the Hillhead Ward.
A graduate of Strathclyde University; Ken worked for many years as a Prosthetist for the West of Scotland artificial limb service originally at the old Belvidere Hospital and laterally at the Southern General. Ken now works for NHS Fife managing equipment services for the physically disabled which includes equipment that allows individuals to maintain their independence in their own home.
Ken was elected to the council in 2011, during the Hillhead by election.
Cllr Kenny McLean
Ward 12 - Partick West
Chair of Finance and Audit Scrutiny Committee
Kenny McLean was raised in Partick and educated locally at Hyndland Secondary and Glasgow University, graduating with an honours degree in History & Politics. Following graduation Kenny worked for the popular local MSP Sandra White. Kenny also undertook post graduate studies at Glasgow University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Urban Policy.
Prior to his election as a councillor Kenny was a community activist and was involved in many campaigns in the area including opposing the massive Tesco development in Partick.
In his term as a councillor Kenny has been SNP Group spokesperson for Development and Regeneration, and Sustainability and the Environment.
Cllr Feargal Dalton
Ward 12 - Partick West
Born in Ireland, Feargal graduated from University College Dublin as an electronics engineer. He moved to England in 1994 to take up a commission in the Royal Navy. Following a week’s training in the Highlands, Feargal requested a transfer to Scotland and Glasgow became his home, where he has lived for the last 15 years. He retired from the Armed Forces in October 2010 at the rank of lieutenant commander. Retraining as a physics teacher, Feargal qualified in June 2011 following placements at two Glasgow schools.
Married with three children, Feargal’s interests include Scottish and Irish history and culture, education, veterans, finance, parks and leisure facilities and road safety.
Cllr Graeme Hendry
Ward 13 - Garscadden/Scotstounhill
Leader of the Opposition
Graeme has been the SNP Councillor for Garscadden/Scotstounhill since May 2007 and is currently the SNP Group’s Business Manager and a member of the Council’s Executive Committee.
Graeme graduated in 2000 Honours Degree in Politics from Glasgow University. He then worked for Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau, and the Welfare Rights Department at North Lanarkshire Council Social Work Department. In September 2001 Graeme returned to University where he gained a PG Dip Careers Guidance from Strathclyde University. Graeme currently works for Skills Development Scotland in Renfrewshire.
Graeme lives in Scotstoun, Glasgow with his wife and child and in his spare time he is a keen follower of football.
Cllr Malcolm Balfour
Ward 14 - Drumchapel/Anniesland
Spokesperson for Transport
SNP Group Deputy Business Manager
Malcolm has lived locally all his life. He went to school in Drumchapel and married a local girl, with whom he has two daughters.
Malcolm acts as liaison officer between the SNP and trade unions in Scotland.
Being a former bus driver he understands the frustrations of the people over the poor local transport conditions. Other areas such as schools in disrepair, poor housing, the degredation of Drumchapel Shopping Centre along with the lack of facilities for the younger members of our society are just some of the concerns he believes must be addressed forthwith.
Cllr John Letford
Ward 15 - Maryhill/Kelvin
Spokesperson for Personnel
John is 42 and attended both primary and secondary school within the Maryhill/Kelvin ward. He is a chartered librarian with over 12 years’ experience gained within the university and school sectors. In his younger days he used to run for Maryhill Harriers and was a youth leader with the Red Cross. He has one daughter.
John currently works for Bob Doris MSP. He has been an advocate of social justice for over 20 years and has campaigned vigorously on a wide range of issues, from housing and benefits to equal rights and anti- racism, including working with the North West Women’s Centre and MS Revive in Maryhill.
Cllr Francis Scally
Ward 15 - Maryhill/Kelvin
Born and raised in Maryhill and a resident for most of my life, Francis has been involved with many local issues, groups and causes. He has run youth clubs, coached footballs teams, and championed the 'Save the Schools' campaign for Wyndford and St Gregory's Primaries.
A founding member of the Wyndford District Community Council, Francis has to improve hislocal community. He is also a member of the Green Gorrillaz who strive to help the youth, parents and pensioners of the local area.
Francis is demonstrably committed to his local area, and intends to work tirelessly for the Maryhill/Kelvin ward.
Cllr Billy McAllister
Ward 16 - Canal
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Billy was born in Glasgow in 1954. He joined the SNP 1996 and has held the position of vice convenor of Maryhill Branch for the last few years well, and he also stood as the SNP candidate in the North East by election in 2010, which was called when Michael Martin resigned. Billy has been a community activist for 30 years, and was elected to the council at the Milton by election in 2006. Billy stood again in the 2007 local elections and was returned as an SNP councillor. Since being re-elected he has been elected as SNP Group Deputy Leader, and is vocal campaigner against crime.
Cllr Phil Greene
Ward 17 - Springburn
Phil has been an SNP councillor since 2007, and an SNP member and activist for 40 years. He has independence and liberty in his sights.
Phil is proud to represent the good folk of Springburn and offer his expertise and consummate experience and skills on their behalf. He is also a Baillie, and has represented Glasgow at numerous events and conferences.
Phil was Social Work directorate for 25 years, specialising in child care. He was a Director of People in Need for 20 years. Since retiring in 1996, Phil has run numerous businesses.
Phil is a father and proud grandfather of 8, and avid gardener.
Cllr Jennifer Dunn
Ward 18 - East Centre
Jennifer is currently the SNP Education Spokesperson, and has previously been appointed to Cordia, Glasgow Markets, and the Barlinnie Prison Visiting Committee. She has been a councillor since 2007.
Jennifer has previously worked for a political magazine and for Learning and Teaching Scotland. She has recently completed an MSc in Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and works part time as a freelance writer.
Jennifer lives with her husband and fellow SNP councillor, Craig Mackay, in Dennistoun, and they are expecting their first child in May. Jennifer’s hobbies are swimming, cooking and travelling.
Cllr John McLaughlin
Ward 19 - Shettleston
Spokesperson for International Affairs
John joined the SNP in 1964 and was formerly elected as councillor for Mile End in 1968, for one term. He was re-elected to the council in 2007, as a member for Shettleston ward. He has held numerous posts within the SNP and has been candidate for Westminster, Holyrood and local government.
John worked in public transport for 24 years. He is a founder member and director of the Tollcross Community Trust. John is a firm supporter of the Shettleston Pub Watch and the Scottish Government’s plans to tackle alcohol abuse.
Outside politics his interest are history, reading, theatre and music.
Cllr David Turner
Ward 20 - Baillieston
David has been member of SNP for over 18 years has held various branch positions in that time. He was elected as a councillor in September 2008 following John Mason’s historic Glasgow East by election win. David has been a highly visible and hardworking local councillor since that time.
Cllr Austin Sheridan
Ward 20 - Baillieston
SNP Group Secretary
Austin is 19, and is the youngest SNP council candidate in Glasgow. He is pleased to be given the chance to represent Baillieston if the people choose to elect him.
Austin has worked with many voluntary organisations such as the Scottish Youth Parliament, Young Scot, National Autistic Society and many more. He currently is employed in a contact centre, and describes himself as a ‘people person’.
Austin is proud to be part of the team that will stand up for Glasgow, and feels that a change of leadership is essential to improve the lot of people living and working in the city.
Cllr Gerald Boyle
Ward 21 - North East
Gerry was born and grew up in Glasgow, and has a great love for Glasgow and its people. He lives in Millerston.
Spending most of his career working for large corporations, Gerry has vast experience in administration, sales, credit finance, and people management.
In his most recent position as a senior manager for a credit union, Gerry realised his experience helped him to assist clients with various problems.
Gerry is training to become an adviser for The Easterhouse Citizens Advice Bureau.
If elected as a councillor Gerry will work tirelessly to improve the people’s quality of life in the communities that he will serve.