Neil Bibby
Bibby in 2021
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
5 May 2011
Scottish Labour portfolios
2014–2016Chief Whip of the Scottish Labour Party
2021–presentShadow Cabinet Secretary for Transport
Personal details
Born (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 39)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Political partyScottish Labour Co-operative

Neil James Bibby (born 6 September 1983) is a Scottish Labour co-operative politician who has served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the West Scotland region since 2011.

Early life and career

Born in Paisley, Bibby grew up in Renfrewshire and went to the University of Glasgow. He had been Chair of Young Labour UK and Chair of Scottish Labour Students. In 2007 he was elected to Renfrewshire Council in the Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch ward. Before becoming elected to the Scottish Parliament he worked for Jim Murphy MP and Ken Macintosh MSP.[1]

Member of the Scottish Parliament

Bibby was elected to the Scottish Parliament at the 2011 election to represent the West Scotland region, as the Labour Party returned three members from its regional list.[2][3] He did not contest the 2012 Renfrewshire Council election, with one of the seats in the ward won for Labour by his father Derek.[4]

Bibby was previously the Scottish Labour Chief Whip and also served in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Education and Young People, Deputy Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Transport and Town Centres.[5][6][7]

Bibby has been a member of the Finance and Constitution Committee as well as a substitute member of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. Bibby is a member of a number of Cross-Party Groups and is the Deputy Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Visual Impairment, the Cross-Party Group on Towns and Town Centres and the Cross-Party Group on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries.[8]

Bibby stood for the Paisley seat in the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. He was defeated by the incumbent SNP MSP George Adam, but was re-elected on the West Scotland regional list.[9][10]

Bibby nominated Anas Sarwar in the 2021 Scottish Labour leadership election.[11]


  1. ^ "Neil Bibby | - the Scottish Labour Party". Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Scottish election: West of Scotland list results – Goldie retains her seat". The Scotsman. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Regional Members". 26 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  4. ^ Labour councillor set to quit after ten years serving Johnstone and surrounding villages, Daily Record, 15 February 2022
  5. ^ "Scottish Labour's new Shadow Cabinet". LabourList. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Scottish Labour shadow cabinet: Kezia Dugdale unveils new frontbench team". Holyrood Magazine. 25 May 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ Shand, Angie (22 March 2016). "Bibby, Neil". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Neil Bibby". 24 April 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Paisley – Scottish Parliament constituency – Election 2016". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  10. ^ "West Scotland – Scottish Parliament electoral region – Election 2016". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Scottish Leadership Election 2021 – Nominations". Scottish Labour. Retrieved 26 January 2021.