Ben Meechan

Ben (27) is an airline pilot and trade unionist who is the Renew Glasgow list candidate.

Hailing from Livingston, but now based between Livingston and Glasgow, Ben flies for a living as well as being a Trade Union rep and secretary. Before this, whilst self-funding his pilot training, Ben worked in the hospitality industry from the age of 16 - as well as doing some traveling - mainly as a chef.

He joined Renew to try and change the way politics is done after being fed up with the existing tribal, partisan politics and corruption which fail to represent the real people of our country.

Ben wants to see an end to the boring, non-representative, shirt-and-tie careerist establishment by bringing in an exciting, interesting and inclusive new modern politics for all.