Alan Beal is our Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate for Edinburgh South in the UK Parliament.
Alan has lived in Edinburgh for 20 years and is currently an energy consultant and software developer for his own SME. Prior to this he worked as a Housing Consultant, setting up energy & cost models. In his 20s he worked for voluntary & charitable organisations, and was Project Leader of an emergency night shelter at King’s Cross, London.
Inspired by the need to combat global warming, Alan obtained an Environmental Management degree over 25 years ago, and has been fighting it ever since by working in energy efficiency. This has included setting up an energy advice centre, working with the fuel poor in Aberdeen and being an examiner for a professional environmental institute.
Alan has served on many Boards and committees as a Volunteer, such as the Scottish Solar Energy Group and Edinburgh Street Pastors. His work with homeless people, over 10 years as a Street Pastor, the injustice of the benefits system, the mess that is Brexit and the failure of the political system to address these issues has inspired him to seek office as MP for Edinburgh South.