Sheila Thomson

Candidate for Glasgow North East

Sheila Thomson

Sheila is an experienced campaigner, having served as a Liberal Democrat Councillor in Aberdeenshire where she was Vice Chair of the Social Work & Housing Committee. She was Convener of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2016-17 and was also the successful election campaign manager for Liberal Democrat MP Sir Robert Smith in West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine .

Sheila now lives in Rutherglen with her husband and is currently employed as a Regional Director for Community Renewal Trust, a charity dedicated to helping lift communities out of poverty. Brought up in the North East, she obtained an HNC in Social Sciences at Aberdeen College and an MA in Politics and Women’s Studies at Aberdeen University as a mature student.

Sheila has had considerable involvement with the voluntary sector, as a Cub scout leader, Housing Association Board member, and with youth and day care for the elderly organisations. She served for a period as chair of the Scottish Community Transport Association.

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