Rebecca Bell worked as a broadcast journalist for seven years, in both television and radio including for BBC Politics, Sky News and Radio 4. From 2015 until 2017 she was News Editor for Kingdom FM in Fife. She interviewed all kinds of people from the First Minister to those with distressing personal stories such as homelessness or beareavment.
Rebecca was born in London and has lived in Edinburgh since 2014. She stood as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Glenrothes in the 2017 General Election whilst also working for the party's press team. Since that time, she has worked as Parliamentary Researcher for Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP and Communications Officer for Willie Rennie MSP.
Rebecca has volunteered in primary schools to help children who have difficulty learning to read, and for Red Dot Radio at the Western General in Edinburgh. She is proud of the achievement the Liberal Democrats made on the environment during the coalition years and frustrated by the actions of the Conservatives who have since reversed this progress. With public awareness improving dramatically, there's so much more we could be doing to reduce the negative impact we are having on the precious resources of our environment. From local beach cleans by councillors to the coffee cup levy policy led by Alistair Carmichael MP, there are excellent environmental policies from the Liberal Democrats across Scotland and the UK.