Bill Tynan


Bill Tynan

William Tynan, known as Bill Tynan, (born 18 August 1940) is a politician in the United Kingdom. He was Labour Party member of Parliament (MP) for Hamilton South from 1999 to 2005, when he won the Hamilton South by-election to replace the ennobled George Robertson.

For the 2005 general election, his seat was abolished as part of the reduction in the total number of Scottish seats was reduced. He did not choose to contest any other local seats.

Bill Tynan's constituency covered Hamilton and Blantyre with an electorate of approximately 53,000. He was re-elected at the 2001 general election with a majority of 10,775.

He was a Member of European Scrutiny Committee, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Vice Convener of the Friends of Scottish Racing Parliamentary Group and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy. He was successful in bringing a Private Member's Bill on fireworks to Parliament, which was subsequently enacted as the [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2003/20030022.htm Fireworks Act 2003] .

Prior to selection as an MP, he was a full time trade union official with the Amicus Union.

His interests include international development, energy, social justice.He enjoys playing golf and watching football.Bill Tynan is married with three daughters, four grandchildren and lives in Hamilton.


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