Brendan O'Hara MP

Brendan O'Hara MP
Member, WFD Board of Governors

Brendan O’Hara has been the Scottish National Party MP for Argyll and Bute since 2015. Educated at St. Andrew’s secondary school in Carntyne, Glasgow, Brendan worked with Glasgow District Council for a few years before attending Strathclyde University, from where he graduated in 1992 with a degree in Economic History and Modern History.

Before being elected to parliament, Brendan had a 25-year career working in television as a producer/director with STV, Sky Sports and the BBC, before setting up his own small, independent production company in 2008.

In parliament Brendan served as SNP Defence Spokesperson between 2015-2017, before moving on to DCMS, as both SNP spokesperson and Select Committee member. Following the 2019 General Election, he took on the role of SNP Spokesperson on International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution as well as leading for the party at Westminster on Social Inclusion.

He is an active member of several APPGs and currently holds the Chair of the APPGs on Greenland, Scotch Whisky and Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf.

Outside of parliament, Brendan is a fanatical football fan and is a season ticket holder and shareholder at Celtic FC.