Paul lives in East Kilbride with his wife and three boys, he is Vice Convenor of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and a well known campaigner in East Kilbride campaign.
Paul grew up in a deprived council estate in Cornwall, the oldest of three siblings.
Paul’s journey in to politics was not a conventiontional one and in many ways began at age 16 when he was homeless and was one of thousands of young people across the UK who moved across hostels and B&Bs, he was however fortunate to be later placed in a project that recognised his potential and supported him through an apprenticeship that saw him move to Scotland. Scotland has been Paul’s home for the majority of his life.
His apprenticeship provided experience in working with some of the poorest communities in Scotland.
After three years as a youth worker Paul went on to work for a number of small businesses and charities, beginning as a call centre worker he is now a business development manager for a national training organisation.
Paul has maintained a commitment to developing policy since joining the party and has successfully introduced policies on Human Trafficking, First Aid in Schools and ending detention for Asylum Seekers.
He has maintained a commitment to community work and working with his local church through colunteering at a foodbank, providing debt advice and starting a project to provide Christmas Day Dinners to those on their own.
He is considered a national expert on housing and homelessness and has served as a trustee for a housing provider.
He is delighted to once again have the opportunity to represent the local community as Scottish Parliament Candidate for East Kilbride.