Photo from East Renfrewshire Council website
Jim Swift is an existing Conservative & Unionist councillor on East Renfrewshire council and is standing for election on 04 May 2017. Here is the text that he sent us:
“I am not much of a cyclist.
I have come off this year twice and damaged myself (off-road thankfully), but God loves a trier and persistence is often rewarded.
I have degrees in politics and economics and work as a health economist for a healthcare company.
My particular interests are health inequalities, diabetes and telehealth / remote monitoring.
I am also a local Councillor in Newton Mearns and have been for 10 years.
Newton Mearns is a lovely part of the world and has good access to both on-road and off-road cycling.
I am starting to get out now that the weather is improving and hope you are too.”
Tomorrow, the Green Party candidate for our panel.