Mike Andersen with a group of activists behind him holding Lib Dem diamonds

Mike Andersen

Your Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith

Mike believes that voters continue to be taken for granted and that too many MPs are out of touch with life in the real world. He believes that politics should be about improving the lives of voters and not be for internal squabbles or political posturing.

“We are seeing an erosion of faith in our political system and a failure of our elected representatives to acknowledge the hardships faced by a now broad swathe of people in the UK and Scotland. Scotland is filled with talented, good, hardworking people. People who are simply seeking a fair deal in life, the deal they were promised through their hard work. The Liberal Democrats are the only party working to fulfil this promise of a fair deal.”

He has committed himself to the service of his community and to listening to the real-life struggles faced by those in Edinburgh North and Leith. He has a vision for a UK based on the non-negotiables of:

  1. Real access to quality NHS care
  2. Restored trust in politics
  3. Bringing down the cost of living
  4. Prioritizing education
  5. An environment for the future
Mike Andersen

About Mike

Mike grew up in South Africa where he studied for his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees before becoming a Practicing Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Giving back has always been important to Mike and he has been an active member of his community through chairing his community association and sitting as an elected member of his ward committee.

He moved to Edinburgh in 2022 after falling in love with the unique character of the city, broader Scotland, and the wider United Kingdom. This passion for his chosen country and his desire to give back to the community has led him to join and become an active member of the Liberal Democrats.

In 2024, Mike was selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat prospective Westminster parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith.

He lives in Edinburgh with his husband and dog.


Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh North and Leith

In May 2022, the Liberal Democrats won 12 Councillors across the City of Edinburgh, holding 6 seats and adding a further 6. In fact, we only narrowly came in second across Edinburgh.

Our Councillors continue to be seen for their hard work and dedication. We continue to prove that we work hard for voters, prioritise community services and support people across Edinburgh. This has been shown again and again by the three Councillors we have in Edinburgh North and Leith. Mike is delighted to have the opportunity to stand beside his Scottish Liberal Democrat colleagues.

The Edinburgh North and Leith constituency currently has three elected Lib Dem Councillors who publish updates on their webpages. Follow the links below to learn more about them and get their contact details.

A group of activists standing behind Michael Andersen holding Lib Dem posters outside
Sanne Dijkstra-Downie

Cllr Sanne Dijkstra-Downie, Forth ward

Hal Osler

Cllr Hal Osler, Inverleith ward

Jack Caldwell

Cllr Jack Caldwell, Leith Walk ward


Published and promoted by Mike Gray on behalf of Mike Andersen (Liberal Democrats), both at 4 Clifton terrace EH12 5DR.

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