Candidate for the Highlands and Islands
Jean Davis lives in Muir of Ord, has lived in the Highlands and Islands Region since 2000 and was elected to the Highland Council at the Aird and Loch Ness by election in October 2015 defeating the SNP, making her ward an 'SNP free zone' and starting the #LibDemFightback in the Highlands. She is currently a member of the Communities and Partnership Committee and Liberal Democrat lead on the Audit and Scrutiny Committee of the Highland Council
She previously stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the UK general election in Na h-Eileanan an Iar in 2005 and 2010, as a Scottish Parliamentary Regional List candidate for the Highlands and Islands at the Scottish Parliamentary elections in 2007 and 2011 and as a council candidate in Na h-Eileanan an Iar in 2007.
Following school in Liverpool, she attended Manchester University, qualifying as a doctor and specialising in Occupational Medicine. She worked as a senior manager in a global chemical company before deciding to move to the Highlands and Islands where she mixed work as an occupational physician with work in the Third Sector working on suicide prevention. Now retired from medical practice she currently combines work as a Highland councillor with work as the Cathedral Steward at St Andrews Episcopal Cathedral, Inverness and activity within the Highland Liberal Democrats. She was previously Party Chair for Ross Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrats, working closely with Charles Kennedy and is currently Vice Chair of the Association of Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillors.
She is passionate about ensuring that services are appropriate for local needs and will speak up for the Highlands particularly in the area of healthcare. One size does not fit all and appropriate services are vital for the Highlands particularly in the area of mental health.