Councillor Joe Cullinane

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Councillor Joe Cullinane
05 May 2017
First Elected
04 May 2012
Scottish Labour Party
Ward 03 - Kilwinning
Leader's Office
North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House
KA12 8EE
Work Telephone No:
During office hours please call 01294 324145
Mobile Telephone No:
Outside of working hours, PLEASE TEXT 07771 607644


Councillor Joe Cullinane was elected as a Labour representative for Kilwinning at the May 2012 and May 2017 local government elections. He was appointed Leader of North Ayrshire Council on 30 August 2016 and on 17 May 2017 following a change in Administration.   In September 2019, it was announced that Councillor Cullinane would join the Scottish Labour Party Shadow Cabinet, leading on Campaigns and Party Engagement. 

Following a Cabinet reshuffle in June 2020, it was agreed that Councillor Cullinane’s portfolio would be for matters relating to Community Wealth Building, as well as areas such as budget, procurement, business support, regeneration, employability and the Ayrshire Growth Deal.  

Since becoming Leader, he has been appointed Chair of the North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership, Staffing & Recruitment Committee, Ayrshire Regional Economic Partnership Board and the Ayrshire Shared Services Committee.  He also sits on the Economic Development & Regeneration Strategy Board and the Ayrshire Regional Economic Joint Committee.  Councillor Cullinane is a non-Executive Board Member of NHS Ayrshire and Arran and is also a member of the Kilwinning Locality Planning Group.

At COSLA, Councillor Cullinane sits on two Executive Groups; the Resources and Capacity Executive Group and the Strategic HR Management Group as well as attending COSLA Leaders’ and COSLA Convention.

Born and raised in North Ayrshire, he studied politics and history at University, and graduated with a 2:1 degree in 2008.

Married with two daughters, Councillor Cullinane’s interests include sports, mainly football and music.





Note to Constituents: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak Councillor Cullinane will not be holding a Surgery until further notice.  He can be contacted via the above telephone number/email address


Date Location From Until
1st Saturday of every month

1st Alliance Credit Union
147 Main Street
KA13 6EQ
10.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m.

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Election History

Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 Re-elected
Fri 5 May 2017  

Party Representation History

Scottish Labour PartyFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017
Scottish Labour PartyFri 5 May 2017

Ward Representation History

Ward 03 - KilwinningFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017
Ward 03 - KilwinningFri 5 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
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North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership Board 31 August 2016 04 May 2017
COSLA Convention 31 August 2016 04 May 2017
COSLA Resources and Capacity Executive Group 31 August 2016 04 May 2017
COSLA Leaders 31 August 2016 04 May 2017
Economic Development and Regeneration Strategy Board 31 August 2016 04 May 2017

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
06 June 201208 November 2021

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Planning Committee13 March 2013Non-Pecuniary
There are no training records for this member.
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances28 
Present as expected2796%
Apologies received1100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

Attendance Details