Linlithgow candidates: Kirsteen Sullivan, Labour - Scottish Parliament elections 2021

I moved to Bathgate from Glasgow 13 years ago. Like so many who relocated to the area, we chose West Lothian to put down roots and bring up our family.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 6:00 am
Labour's candidate for Linlithgow, Kirsteen Sullivan.

Now a mum of three, I share the same hopes and concerns as those I meet - the need for an education system that equips our children for the jobs of tomorrow and life skills to flourish; quality employment offering a decent standard of living; affordable rents in quality homes; local services and amenities for old and young alike; a more sustainable environment; and support for those who are struggling whether personally, financially or healthwise.

As a councillor my work is rooted in the needs of the communities I represent, successfully championing the delivery of free sanitary products in local schools and initiating the establishment of the West Lothian Food Network, bringing the Co-operative Party’s Food Justice campaign to the area.

If elected I will: Fight to restore Scotland’s once world-leading education system and close the school attainment gap; press for additional support for the local economy and businesses, to create more jobs and provide training to address the skills gaps; work to improve GP services to meet the needs of West Lothian’s growing population and defend St John’s hospital; campaign for better local bus services and transport links ; back a fairer funding deal for West Lothian Council to fully provide local services, and f ight for factor reform for private homeowners.

I’ve delivered change locally.

I’m now ready to take my vision and drive to the Scottish Parliament and be a strong voice for the people of the Linlithgow constituency.