There’s an Edinburgh student running for Scottish Parliament

In the middle of exams


Fourth Year student Hannah Bettsworth is running as the Lib Dem candidate for Edinburgh Central.

Spanish and Politics student Hannah has taken an ambitious step – standing in the Scottish Parliamentary elections as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Edinburgh Central.  After joining the party in 2011, Hannah held various positions within the party before becoming a constituency candidate.

We spoke to Hannah about what it’s like to be a student and a potential politician at the same time:

“it’s difficult to balance because I had a Spanish exam on the 3rd and I was reading about US foreign policy in the Lib Dem office the other day. But it’s good fun and we have a real chance of winning here – Scottish Lib Dems have great policies about improving student bursaries and fighting for better mental health treatment. Scotland needs change and we’re the ones who’ll make it happen”.  

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Voting in Edinburgh Central closes at 10pm tonight.