About Me
George was Associate Editor of The Scotsman newspaper for nine years and now writes a weekly column for The  National. His  articles  have  appeared  in  a  variety  of publications over the years, including the Sunday Herald, The Spectator, The New Statesman and Prospect Magazine. 
George was born in Glasgow in 1949, grew up in a council house in Drumchapel and studied  political  economy  at  Glasgow  University. For  25  years  he  lectured  on economics at Edinburgh’s Napier University, where he specialised in energy and the Scottish economy.  An  elected  member of Edinburgh Council  for  12  years, he  was  in  charge  of  the capital’s  economic  development  programme, overseeing  the  creation  of  the  Gyle Business Park. He founded the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and has served  on  the  boards  of  numerous  arts  organisations,  including  the  Edinburgh International  Festival,  the  Traverse  Theatre,  7:84 Theatre  Company  and  the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He is a former Chair of the Edinburgh Tourist Board.  He has produced TV documentaries for the Discovery and History Channels which are still being shown regularly. 
During  the  referendum  campaign  he  co-authored  a  book  with  Alan  Cochrane, Scottish editor of the Daily Telegraph, in which he put the case for independence, with Cochrane arguing for the Union.  George was elected as SNP MP for East Lothian in May 2015 and now serves on the  Treasury  Select  Committee as well as chairing and serving on several All Party Parliamentary Groups.

All Party Parliamentary Groups

See George's appearances and voting record in Parliament, register for email updates with TheyWorkForYou
Visit Now
Here is the list of the All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) of which I am a member. An APPG is an informal cross-party group that has no official status within the Parliament. APPGs are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament.
To watch the UK parliament live please visit link below.
Visit Now

1) Armed Forces
2) Autism
3) British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
4) Broadband and Digital Communication
5) Coalfield Community Group
6) Cuba (Co-chair)
7) Dairy
8) Fair Business Banking (Chair)
9) Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders
10) Limits to Growth (Co-chair) 
11) Mutuals 
12) Responsible Tax
13) Racing and Bloodstock
14) Wholesale Financial Markets and Services
15) Catalonia
Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions tabled formally by Members for debate ‘on an early day’, but which are only in very rare instances debated. They allow Members to express an opinion on or draw attention to a very wide range of subjects, and give other Members a chance to show their support by signing the Motion.
To view George's Early Day Motions
and those he sponsors and supports
please visit the link below.
Visit Now