David McCle­mont

Green

Rutherglen Reformer - - Ward 13: Cambuslang West -

I care deeply about the Cam­bus­lang com­mu­nity hav­ing been born in Ruther­glen Ma­ter­nity Hospi­tal and spent most of my life in Cam­bus­lang be­fore mov­ing to Blan­tyre. I pre­vi­ously worked with Turn­ing Point Scot­land, work­ing with in­di­vid­u­als with a his­tory of home­less­ness and ad­dic­tion and still re­tain an in­ter­est in th­ese is­sues.

I also have an in­ter­est in carer is­sues, be­ing a carer my­self for my mother. I be­came my mother’s carer three years ago af­ter the death of my step­fa­ther in the Clutha dis­as­ter. I have been ac­tive in pol­i­tics my en­tire life hav­ing pre­vi­ously been sec­re­tary of the lo­cal Scot­tish So­cial­ist Party.

I have also been ac­tively in­volved with the pro-In­de­pen­dence move­ment hav­ing been in­volved with both Yes Ruther­glen and a found­ing mem­ber of Yes Blan­tyre. As a com­mit­ted so­cial­ist I now feel that the Scot­tish Green Party is the best ve­hi­cle to ad­vance so­cial­ist poli­cies in Scot­land.

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