Rutherglen

Sheila Thomson
Candidate for Rutherglen

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 Finance and Service Manager with the Community Renewal Trust, a charity dedicated to helping lift communities out of poverty. 

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.