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Candidate for

Bathgate and Linlithgow

Kirsteen Sullivan

Kirsteen Sullivan

Personal Statement

There has never been a greater need for a Labour government. The cost of living crisis, compounded by years of Tory austerity and the devastating impacts of the pandemic, have resulted in an increasing number of people being pushed into poverty with many more struggling to get by.

I live in Bathgate where my husband and I have raised our family, with our three children attending local schools. Like most people, we depend on our NHS services including St John’s Hospital and our local medical centre. The environment, transport and local services are all things that matter to me and my family in our everyday lives. 

Since 2017, I’ve served as a Labour councillor for the Whitburn and Blackburn ward and as Depute Leader of West Lothian Council. I am passionate about fairness and social justice and have put these values front and centre of my work in local communities. Council budgets have seen real-term cuts from the SNP government over a number of years and front line services are struggling. It just doesn’t have to be this way.

The people of Bathgate and Linlithgow, and the electorate across the UK, can choose a different future, with a UK Labour government and elected representatives that will put their needs first, ending the years of chaos and division we’ve seen under both the Tories and the SNP.

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