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Ronnie Cowan

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Ronnie Cowan was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate in the constituency of Inverclyde in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 19,295 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Ronnie Cowan - here's everything we know so far!

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Ronnie Cowan was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto.

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Ronnie is the Member of Parliament for Inverclyde having been first elected in 2015 and retained the seat at the 2017 General Election.

He is a member of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs (PACAC) Select Committee and Transport Select Committee.

Alongside this, he is vice-chair of the All-party parliamentary groups (APPG) on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals; Kidney Group; Drug Policy Reform.

Ronnie is originally from Greenock and after leaving school he got a job as a trainee computer operator at Playtex in Port Glasgow, and went on to build a career in IT, latterly running his own company which focussed on finding IT solutions to business problems.

Political Interests: Drugs policy reform, employment, gambling related harm, prostitution laws, renewables and universal basic income.

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Ronald Jack "Ronnie" Cowan is a Scottish politician and member of the Scottish National Party. He has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Inverclyde since the 2015 general election, having been re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1959-09-06, Inverclyde, Scotland
School: Greenock Academy
Previous job: IT Entrepreneur

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Inverclyde
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Inverclyde
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the Member of Parliament for Inverclyde

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