Candidate Statement: Charandeep Singh
In 2021, Scotland can elect a diverse and experienced range of SNP MSP’s. I believe I have the vision and talent to defeat the Tories and win Eastwood for our party.
I know how to campaign for Holyrood! In 2016, I stood for the Scottish Parliament on the Glasgow List. I also campaigned for Humza Yousaf, where we defeated Labour’s Johann Lamont in Glasgow Pollok, so I know what it takes to unseat the opposition party.
I have real life experience. For the past 10 years, I have built a career OUTSIDE politics, encompassing education, business, industry and charity projects. I am the youngest-ever Deputy CEO of Scottish Chambers of Commerce. I have worked tirelessly with Scotland’s business community to protect jobs, support companies through Covid-19 and navigate Brexit. This year, I co-founded The Sikh Food Bank and served 80,000 meals supporting families through the coronavirus pandemic.
I’m from a working-class immigrant family and 30 years ago, we made Scotland our home. I believe I can represent all of Eastwood; its diverse people, young and old, their aspirations and their commitment to hard work and fairness.
An SNP Win in Eastwood
For the SNP to win, we need to appeal to new voters, and we need candidates who can communicate our message. I have family and deep community links in Eastwood that will act as a springboard for my campaign. Eastwood voters have been let down by the traditional parties - I can win their trust and gain votes for the SNP.
As a grassroots activist, I will bring all my campaigning experience alongside local SNP members. Our campaign for Eastwood will have a laser-like focus on equality, education & the economy. I will advocate that independence is the best solution for Scotland and we need to escape the chaos of Brexit.
I know the facts about the economy and education. The opposition want to attack our record – I am equipped to fight back and tell them straight.