National Convenor – Rhiannon Spear
Rhiannon is originally from the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland but moved to Glasgow at the age of 16 to study at Glasgow University. Since graduating in 2012 Rhiannon has worked in Glasgow in media and communications.
Rhiannon is currently a candidate for Glasgow in the May 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.
“I joined the SNP as they were the only party that stood to protect free education. I believe strongly that education should be based on the willingness to learn not the ability to pay. Throughout the referendum I got heavily involved with the youth movement and saw how politically engaged young people in Scotland were.
“As Convenor I want to make sure that we continue this political engagement by encouraging participation and making sure every member gets involved.”
Vice Convenor – Rory Steel
Rory is a Strathclyde Politics graduate, originally from Larkhall, now living in Glasgow’s East End.
He was a co-founder and President of both SNP Strathclyde and Students for Independence Strathclyde, taking a lead on frontline campaigning and grassroots community activism in Glasgow and beyond.
“I joined the SNP in 2010 because, like many people, I believe in independence. I believe that local people should be in control.”
“As Vice Convener, I’m making sure that the mass membership are the ones who are in control of the direction of the SNP Youth and the wider party. Our party has changed and members should strive to make sure our policy reflects that.”
s have promised, for instance, to cut welfare by £12 billion, and their pledge not to raise taxes means that the budget deficit will be addressed through spending cuts, which will likely hit the poor hardest. And Cameron’s plans to “protect essential services against strikes” appear to many on the left as a code for a feared evisceration of union power.
National Communications Officer – Gavin Lundy
Gavin is an Economics student who has been an SNP member since 2014.
National Events and Fundraising Officer – Theo Forbes
National Treasurer – Daniel McBride
National Secretary – Jim Wyke
Director of Campaigns – Malcolm Mitchell
Equalities Officer – Kelly Given
Political Education Convenor – Jordan Linden