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William Bain

Shadow Minister for Scotland, Labour MP for Glasgow North East

William Bain MP is the Chair of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan.

William has served as the Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow North East since 2009. In October 2011 he was appointed the Shadow Minister for Scotland.

Willie attended St. Roch’s Secondary School and Strathclyde University, graduating with a LLB in 1995. He completed a Diploma in Legal Practice in 1996, and moved into part-time lecturing and research at the University of Strathclyde Law School, working with the Law School’s Centre for Parliamentary and Legislative Studies on research projects on devolution. He completed a LLM by Research in Constitutional Law in 2004. He subsequently became a lecturer in Public law at London South Bank University. He was secretary of the Glasgow North East Constituency Labour Party and its predecessor constituency, Glasgow Springburn, from 1999 to 2009.

Willie is a member of Unite, Progress, the Fabian Society, and Amnesty International.

Sudan and South Sudan: Two Years On

The inability to work together effectively has cost Sudan and South Sudan dear. The 15-month oil blockade imposed by South Sudan in January 2012 brought both economies to their knees. Whilst the rest of sub-Saharan Africa saw annual GDP grow between 5 and 6% in 2012, GDP fell by a shocking 55% in South Sudan and nearly 1% in Sudan.
09/07/2013 15:51 BST