Pauline McNeill was elected to the Scottish Parliament on 6th May 2016 as a Labour Regional List MSP representing the Glasgow Region. Following her election Pauline handed over the running of the business to Sarah Stone.
She remains on the Social Enterprise's Board of Directors in a volunteer capacity so that in her spare time, when she's not representing the people of Glasgow, she can informally advise the community side of the business. This is an unpaid position and she is not available for consultation with any of our commercial clients. If you are a commercial business, you are based in Glasgow, and you would like Pauline's assistance you can contact her directly via her Parliamentary Office at Holyrood.
Pauline is a former Labour MSP and Shadow Minister for Justice, Constitutional Affairs, Culture & Europe. A graduate in Law, she was Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee for 6 years. In that time she chaired one of the busiest committees for legislation and led one of the highest profile enquires (the Shirley McKie Fingerprint inquiry). Before becoming an MSP she was the youngest ever official to GMB Scotland and the first woman to represent her colleagues on the Officer's National Committee.
She has 15 years experience of the Scottish and international media and regularly appears on radio and television to comment on Scottish politics. She ran the press campaign for Sarah Boyack MSP during the Scottish Labour Leadership bid and most recently was part of BBC Radio Scotland's Sunday morning General Election commentary team.
She chairs the Middle East and North Africa Forum in Scotland and is an executive member of the Palestine Alliance. She has met with many world leaders on this topic and has extensive networks in the region. She has a special interest in the rights of girls in the developing world and is keen to train women in public speaking and media handling as she has many tips to pass on.
In the 1990s she was a key player in the campaign for the establishment of a Scottish parliament; was a Shadow Minister on Scottish constitutional affairs; and for the last few months of the campaign was an engagement strategy consultant for the Better Together campaign. She is passionate about making politics easy to access and has been a lifelong supporter of home rule for Scotland.