Jacqueline McLaren – Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow

Jacqueline McLaren – Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow

Councillor Jacqueline McLaren was elected as Lord Provost of Glasgow City Council in May 2022.

Lord Provost McLaren (57), who represents the Scottish National Party in ward 16 Canal, said: “It’s the honour of my life to represent the city of Glasgow and the People who Make Glasgow. I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received, and I am obviously delighted.”

Glasgow’s First citizen was born in Rolland Street in Maryhill then later moved to a tenement in the valley area. Her long-term partner is Solicitor -Advocate Ian McCarthy of Ian C McCarthy Solicitors and they have a son, Christopher (23) who is completing his training to be a doctor having studied in St Andrew’s and latterly Manchester.

Lord Provost McLaren said: “I am an ordinary Glaswegian who has been given an extraordinary opportunity to represent the people of my great city. I want the people of Glasgow to know that I am available to them and that I am here to serve them.”

“People who know me, know what you see is what you get. I don’t have airs and graces. My plan is to work hard and be as accessible and transparent as possible representing my city and our citizens.


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