Liberal Democrats in the South of Glasgow have voted for local campaigner Isabel Nelson to be their candidate in Glasgow Pollok. Isabel will contest her local constituency seat at the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2016, having previously been selected by party members across Greater Glasgow to be the #2 candidate on the Glasgow Region list.
Isabel was born and has lived in Glasgow all her life and brought up a family of four here. She graduated as a mature student with an Honours Degree in Economics and Politics from Glasgow University and worked in the University of Strathclyde's Department of Architecture and Building Science on research into dampness in council housing. At the same time she was very actively involved in the Gorbals and Glasgow Anti-dampness campaigns.
A founder member of Heatwise Glasgow, she helped build the company into the largest and most successful energy conservation and training company in the UK, eventually becoming General Manager.
She gave evidence to several Government committees on fuel poverty and along with other campaigners was pleased to witness the eventual creation of energy grants designed to support needy householders make their homes more energy efficient.
After her selection by local Liberal Democrats Isabel Nelson said:
”I am privileged to have been chosen again to represent the Liberal Democrats in Glasgow Pollok. I live in Cardonald right in the heart of the constituency and have stood at Scottish and Westminster elections in this area since 2001.
The unfettered power and misjudged policies of this Scottish National Party Government has resulted in among other things a centralized police force allowing armed police patrolling shopping centres in Scotland. Their mismanagement of limited resources inevitably means lower outcomes and poorer services for the most needy of our citizens.
The results of the unfair cut in allocation of resources for Glasgow by this SNP government can clearly be seen particularly in the state of our streets and reduced bulk rubbish collection.
Help us curb the unrestrained conduct of a government whose only real aim is separation.”