Dr Craig Dalzell was born in Lanark and raised in Blackwood. After leaving Lesmahagow High School I joined the University of Strathclyde where I gained an MSci in Laser Physics and a PhD in Photonics.
Having been awakened to politics in 2012 and spending two years campaigning for Scottish Independence. I developed an interest in the economic and financial aspects of the debate and put my rapidly expanding knowledge in the field to good use campaigning as part of Yes Clydesdale, where I took part in many public meetings sitting alongside experienced politicians and current cabinet members, and online where I helped to administrate the Facebook page Yes to an Independent Scotland, the largest referendum campaign page outside of the two “official” pages.
Subsequent to the referendum I found that my advocacy had shifted my personal politics firmly towards the left and that I wanted to continue my level of political engagement beyond 2014. This led me to joining the Scottish Green Party.
Through the Greens and the Common Weal project I want to continue advocating the progress towards a better, fairer Scotland which puts all of us first.
In February 2017 I announced my selection as the Green candidate for the 2017 Scottish local authority elections, standing in the ward of Clydesdale South.
My Youtube channel, where some of my public meeting appearances can be found, is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/CraigDalzell
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