Stephen has represented the south side of Glasgow as a Labour Councillor since 2003 with a proven track record of putting local issues first and working with representatives of all parties.
He was the first Glasgow Councillor elected in May 2012 alongside local colleague Emma Gillan before being appointed by the Council to his current role as Executive Member for Education and Young People.
In 2007, Stephen was appointed City Treasurer overseeing Glasgow City Council’s £2.5 billion budget. From 2009, he was given lead responsibility for service reform across all council departments.
In April 2010, he was then elected convener of Strathclyde Police Authority responsible for the budget and scrutiny of policing in Scotland’s largest police force. He also chaired a Community Health and Care Partnership for three years, bringing together local health and social care services in south west Glasgow.
In the Scottish Parliament election of May 2011, Stephen was Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in the hotly contested Glasgow Southside seat won by SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon.
Stephen studied law to postgraduate level at the University of Dundee and worked in healthcare, retail and IT training. The 40 year-old father of two has lived in the south side of Glasgow for fourteen years.
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