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Candidate for

Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Eva Kestner

Eva Kestner


Personal Statement

I'm honoured to stand as the Scottish Labour candidate for Caithness, Sutherland, and Easter Ross. My roots in the region and extensive experience in politics and charity operations equip me to address diverse challenges, from economic diversification to healthcare access. Committed to transparency and community engagement, I'm driven by a passion for social justice. Let's work together to create a future where every voice is heard and every individual thrives.
 
 My political journey traces its roots back to the heart of this region, where I began my career as a parliamentary researcher working alongside Highland and island MSPs. Having moved to Scotland from Brussels in my late teens, I immersed myself in the vibrant tapestry of Scottish life, pursuing my passion for public communication through degrees at QMU in Edinburgh and Stirling University. Armed with a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem-solving, I ventured into the corridors of power, working at both the European Parliament and Holyrood.
 
 In 2016, personal circumstances led me to London, where I embarked on a new chapter in charity operations and finance, even retraining as an accountant. Guided by a commitment to social justice, I assumed leadership roles within the Violence against Women sector, advocating tirelessly for those in need. Today, as Head of Operations and Finance at the Political Studies Association, I continue to champion transparency, pragmatism, and community engagement.
 
 Driven by a profound belief in the transformative power of politics, I am unwavering in my dedication to championing the voices of our communities. As we navigate the complexities of our time, I stand firm in my commitment to socialist principles, working tirelessly to build a future where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and prosper. Together, let us forge a path toward a more just and equitable society for all. 

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