Fred Mackintosh is a busy and well regarded Scottish human rights lawyer and Advocate. After a number of years away from front line politics he has returned to campaigning.
In 2010 he was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Edinburgh South where after a high-profile campaign where he cut the Labour majority to 316. From 1999 to 2007 he was a City of Edinburgh Councillor and in 2012 was a member of the Campbell Commission that that developed the party platform of calling for home rule for Scotland within a Federal United Kingdom and as a member of the European Union.
He lives in southern Edinburgh with Angela and their three children.