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Gavin Newlands was elected to serve as the Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North at the Westminster election in May 2015, and was then subsequently re-elected in the General Elections of 2017 and 2019.


Born in the old Paisley Maternity in 1980, Gavin has lived in Renfrew since he was four-years-old. He attended St James’ Primary School and Trinity High School in the town of Renfrew.


Before being elected as the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, Gavin had a successful career in the private sector and was a keen member of Renfrew Community Council for five years.


Gavin has been a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for nearly 25 years, joining the political party back in 1992 during the campaign against the Poll Tax.


Outside of politics, Gavin is married to Lynn and is father to Eilidh and Emma. Gavin played rugby for Paisley Rugby Club for seventeen years and can still be found at the club cheering on the team on a Saturday when work and family commitments allow.

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