Candidate for Motherwell & Wishaw
Yvonne Finlayson grew up in Pather, Wishaw. On leaving school she studied Biological Science at Strathclyde University before completing her MBA.
Yvonne began her career in the electronics industry, first for a family firm and then global corporations. When the industry went through a downturn she moved into economic development, and headed up a team attracting inward investment to Scotland. For the last 10 years Yvonne has worked in professional services, firstly as a consultant and latterly in Business Development.
Although she has always cast her vote, her real passion for politics was ignited at the referendum. Her friends and family welcomed her candidness to both sides of the debate. She is a strong advocate of transparency and accountability, and believes in evidence based politics - which is what has drawn her to the Liberal Democrats.
Yvonne has a keen interest in the economy, and of Scotland's position on a global stage. As a mother of primary age twins, Yvonne is a strong supporter of education, and the opportunities it affords. She wants every child to receive a high quality education, regardless of their social economic background.
Yvonne is delighted to be selected as a candidate and would be proud to serve as the MSP in the area she grew up in.