Angus Liberal Democrats adopted Sanjay Samani in Arbroath on Monday as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the Westminster General Election.
Cllr David May commented “I am delighted that we have adopted Sanjay as he has an excellent record of local campaigning and will be a first class MP who will work hard for all the people in Angus”
Sanjay is married to a Fife girl and has a 3 year old son. He lives in Alyth, where he is Secretary of the Community Council and Chairman of the “Alyth 2020” committee, consulting residents about the future of their town and how to make best use of a £2.5 million development fund.
A believer in strong local communities, Sanjay gets involved whenever he can, whether on Alyth Community Council, as Chair of Alyth 2020, parading at the local Gala day or demanding local produce in local shops.
Sanjay is independent minded, responsive to others and gets to the heart of issues quickly. He is always willing to stand up for what he believes in. Working hard for his community and business customers he has promoted innovative, unconventional solutions at work; blogged for customer rights and championed residents’ concerns with the Council.
His political goals are to eliminate Government waste, improve children’s welfare and tackle environmental damage. He has campaigned hard on huge budget overruns in the NHS IT system, and called for scrapping expensive projects doomed to failure, such as the National ID scheme.
As a small business owner himself, he is fully aware of the pressures they face when stifled by red tape and tax increases by a government hostile to small businesses.
Having worked in the high pressure environment of the City, Sanjay will comfortably manage the demands of being an MP. As a Project Manager, overseeing multi-million pound budgets, he needed to motivate colleagues, ease tensions and handle constantly changing and conflicting requirements. His time in the City has given him a rare insight into the current recession.