Malcolm was one of two Scottish Labour candidates elected for the Linn ward in the 2012 elections for Glasgow City Council. He settled in Glasgow some fourteen years ago after living in various towns and cities across the UK.
Born in Fife, but raised and educated in the North East of Scotland, Malcolm originally qualified as a teacher but then moved into training and then worked at a number of universities as manager of student services. More recently, Malcolm has worked for several MPs and MSPs dealing with constituents and providing research support. Between 2003 and 2007 Malcolm was a Glasgow City Councillor for the old Strathbungo ward and served as Vice-Chair of the Licensing Board.
Malcolm lives in the Linn ward and is the indulgent father of a car mad son who is currently a student at Coventry University. In his spare time, Malcolm has a passion for history and a particular interest in genealogy. Until recently he chaired the board of a Glasgow based ‘not for profit’ organisation which helps adults with learning difficulties enjoy full and independent lives in the community.
Malcolm is currently Executive Member for Health and Social Care and also as the Veterans’ Champion for the City Council. In addition, Malcolm represents the Council on the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board as a non-executive Director.