Councillor Peter McNamara

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04 May 2012
First Elected
06 May 1999


Councillor Peter McNamara was first elected as a Labour Councillor to Cunninghame District Council in 1988 and now represents the Ardrossan and Arran Ward.  Following the May 2012 local government election he was appointed Leader of the Opposition.


Councillor McNamara has previously held positions such as Vice Chair of Finance and Vice Chair of Property and Commercial Services, along with Chair of Education and during the previous Administration he was elected to the Executive of North Ayrshire Council.  Councillor McNamara has also held the position of Chair of YouthLink Scotland and has since received a lifetime achievement award from them. 


Following a change to the Administration in August 2016, Councillor McNamara was appointed Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.


He is currently the Chair of the Integration Joint Board and the Three Towns Locality Partnership.  He sits on the Local Development Plan Committee along with the Communities and Lifelong Learning Advisory Panel as well as being a substitute member of the Appeals Committee and Staffing & Recruitment Committee and Police Fire and Rescue Committee.


Councillor McNamara also sits on numerous outside bodies including Chairing the South West Scotland Community Justice Authority, the Ayrshire Criminal Justice Joint Committee, Brodick Country Park Joint Committee, COSLA Health and Wellbeing Executive Group and COSLA Community Justice Sub Group, the NAHSCP Integrated Joint Board, as well as Safer North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership Board.


Born in Liverpool, Councillor McNamara worked as an electrician before moving on to work for the General Post Office, which then became British Telecom. He is married with one daughter and two grandchildren.

Surgery Details

Councillor McNamara will not be consulting in the venues below until further notice.

Date Location From Until
1st & 3rd Friday of evey month Ardrossan Civic Centre,
150 Glasgow Street

5.00 p.m. 6.00 p.m. Location Map for Ardrossan Civic Centre
1st Saturday of every month


Ormidale Sports Pavilion
Isle of Arran
11.00 a.m. 12 noon

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Election History

Thu 6 May 1999 Wed 30 Apr 2003 Re-elected
Thu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 End of administration term.

Party Representation History

Scottish Labour PartyFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Ward Representation History

Ward 21 - South BeachThu 6 May 1999 Wed 30 Apr 2003
Ward 21 - South BeachThu 1 May 2003 Wed 2 May 2007
Ward 05 - Ardrossan and ArranFri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012
Ward 05 - Ardrossan and ArranFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

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Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

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10 September 201201 February 2016

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Ardrossan and Arran Saltcoats and Stevenston Area Committee24 April 2014Non-Pecuniary
Ardrossan and Arran Saltcoats and Stevenston Area Committee17 September 2015Non-Pecuniary
Ardrossan and Arran Saltcoats and Stevenston Area Committee21 January 2016Pecuniary
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Member Attendance

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Apologies received00% of absences
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