Ben Lawrie was born in Dundee and raised in Monifieth. He attended school in Monifieth and completed an HNC in Social Sciences at Dundee & Angus College before graduating with a degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews where he spent a year as the Mental Health Rep on the University’s Wellbeing Committee.
A long time mental health campaigner, Ben is now an Angus Councillor and a peer worker for a local mental health charity.
Speaking ahead of the election Ben said “I’m excited to contest the constituency I grew up in. My priorities will be improving mental health across our communities, championing a green recovery from the pandemic and making the case for a Federal UK as the alternative to economically disastrous independence or a clearly indefensible status quo."
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