8 Nov 2011
Bill Cook: Liberton / Gilmerton
Bill is 57 years of age. He is married to Elaine. Bill was born and brought up in the Inch. He attended the Inch Primary and Liberton Secondary. He raised his sons David and Richard in Alnwickhill. Both were educated at Gracemount Primary and High schools. David is a teacher and Richard works in the Scottish Parliament.
Bill is currently on a career break from Selex Galileo where is employed as a Chief Engineer. A qualified Chartered Engineer he started in Ferranti as an electronics technician apprentice forty years ago. He has held various roles including Chief Hardware Design Engineer and the UK Head Of Hardware Engineering. He has extensive experience in the design and development of avionics and associated systems. He holds a Masters Degree in Computing and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Bill enjoys reading about Scotland’s social history, listening to music and cycling. Prior to his election he was working his way through a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Bill's contact info is on our Edinburgh Labour People page.
You may be interested to read Bill's article on anti social behaviour measures in the manifesto, and two recent Evening News articles about anti-social behaviour and the myth of Bravehearts.