I am a structural engineer working for a consulting engineering company in Glasgow. I have lived in the constituency since childhood and, if elected, I looking forward to representing the people of Cambuslang East.
I firmly believe in devolving decision making down to the people and I am pleased that the SNP government has introduced the Community Empowerment Act, which will empower community groups and strengthening their voices when it comes to making decisions.
I support proposals to further decentralise council functions and budgets to local communities giving at least one percent of the council budget to local groups which will help rejuvenate Cambuslang and encourage businesses back onto the main streets. I will be a strong voice for Cambuslang East and will champion the improvement of amenities in the area, including the growing need for a new secondary school to accommodate the rising number of families moving into Cambuslang.