In Forth & Endrick, local members have chosen Dr Richard Simpson to be their candidate. Richard served for thirteen years as a Member of the Scottish Parliament; as a Justice Minister in the first parliament and over the last nine years a shadow Public Health Minister. Richard is a former GP and a current Honorary Professor at Stirling University in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. He’s a former Chairman of Strathcarron Hospice and a current trustee on the Guardians of Scotland Trust.
I’m delighted to have been selected to stand in the Forth & Endrick Ward and I know that my experience both as a GP and as an MSP will be invaluable in helping both patients and constituents. We need a focused approach to tackling health inequalities and fuel poverty and realise that our local communities have unique concerns over issues including broadband and public transport. I’m looking forward to being a strong voice for the many diverse and proud communities here in West Stirlingshire.