Sanjay is the Liberal Democrat Prospective Scottish Parliamentary Candidate (PSPC) for Angus North and Mearns.
Sanjay was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Angus at this year’s General Election, where he ran a campaign focussed on the concerns of local people.
Sanjay is married to Claire, from Fife and they have one son, who has just started school. They live 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.
Sanjay is an IT Project Manager and as a small business owner, understands the pressures they face when stifled by red tape, excessive regulations and tax increases
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 improve children’s welfare, eliminate Government waste and improve cancer outcomes. 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.
Having worked in the high pressure environment of the City, Sanjay will comfortably manage the demands of being an MSP. 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.