The Bishops' Conference is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Deighan (32) as Parliamentary Officer.
He will take up his appointment on 14th June.
Married with three children, John is presently a Lecturer in Systems Analysis and Design at Motherwell College.
A graduate of Paisley College (B.Sc. Hons Physics) with Post-Graduate Studies at the University of Strathclyde (M.Sc. Information Technology Systems).
John has gained wide experience in the political arena through his involvement in the Trade Union Movement, Pro-Life work, the Movement for Christian Democracy and election campaigning.
A former pupil of St Brendan's High School, Linwood, John has extensive knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and is an active member of St Bride's Parish in East Kilbride.
Commenting on the appointment of' the Parliamentary Officer, Cardinal Winning, President of the Bishops' Conference, said
"His appointment expresses the Church 's solidarity with the people of Scotland. At the sonic time it also indicates the Church 's desire to continue to make a positive contribution to the development of our society through the new Parliament".
You may contact John Deighan at Home: (01355) 261197 / Mobile: 0793 0405313