Scottish Labour announces Cindy Douglas as parliamentary candidate for Angus North and Mearns
Cindy Douglas has been selected as Scottish Labour’s candidate for the Angus North and Mearns constituency to stand in the Scottish Parliamentary election in 2021.
Cindy lives in Stonehaven with her family and is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach.
Previously, she had a successful career in HR within the oil and gas sector.
A passionate advocate for grass roots live music and the arts, she is a Trade Unionist and active member of The Musician’s Union. She has organised and promoted events in Aberdeenshire, including the Rise Up Quine’s Festival.
Cindy said: “I have lived and worked in the North East of Scotland for over 20 years. I am proud to be Labour’s candidate for the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election and use my voice to represent my community.”
“I am inspired by the actions of so many throughout this frightening and overwhelming time of COVID. We have supported one another regardless of our position on independence or our political affiliations. In representing all of my constituency, I aim to maintain that spirit founded on the principle that we have more in common.
“Our communities can and should be thriving self sufficient hubs, from meeting our needs for good employment options through to providing experiences that culturally enrich our lives and bring us together. Labour will invest and support those aspirations.
“A Labour led government will be committed to a National Recovery Plan focussing on creating jobs, catching up on education and rebuilding our NHS - so we never again have to choose between treating a virus or treating cancer.”
“Young people in particular have suffered majorly during the past year and have not been prioritised as they should have been.
"Labour’s National Recovery Plan will invest in addressing the mental health and education crisis they are suffering and ensure they do not suffer deteriorating mental health on lengthy waiting lists nor have permanent gaps in their education.”
“Our oil and gas industry has brought highly skilled people from all over the world, who have developed world leading innovative technology. We need a government which recognises and values what we have here and invests and supports our industry and workers to adapt and ensure we continue to have a skills based economy. Only Labour have the vision and commitment to make this a reality.”