Stuart is an NHS nurse working in Cambridge. After leaving school Stuart spent several years doing community work in South America and caring for people with learning disabilities in Aberdeenshire. He studied Nursing at the University of Glasgow where he won the McGirr prize for being the most distinguished graduate of his year.
A committed campaigner and community activist, Stuart was part of the campaign to protect courses at the University of Glasgow that successfully fought to keep the school of nursing open and training future nurses. Stuart was part of the movement that battled against the introduction of tuition fees and has campaigned with trade unions and community groups to protect health and community services from government cutbacks.
Stuart is a qualified steward with UNISON. Along with other unions Stuart works to protect nurses, healthcare staff, patients and the wider NHS services that we all value.
Since moving to Cambridge he has supported the movement to welcome refugees and continues to work with the Cambridge Commons campaign that has highlighted shocking issues of inequality in the city. He is part of the ‘Cambridge Health Emergency’ group that seeks to prevent cutbacks or privatisations at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals.
Stuart has worked hard to pressure local government to take action to make bold cuts in carbon emissions from the city and is working with other environmentalists to produce a strategy to make Cambridge the UK’s first zero carbon city.
In his (limited!) spare time Stuart plays football, reads and spends time with friends.