Sheila Ritchie is the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Scotland. Sheila is the founding partner of a major law firm and was previously a Council Leader in the North East. She has spent over 20 years supporting small start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in the Aberdeen area through her work with the Enterprise Trust, Business Gateway and Elevator. Sheila also served as a Scottish Government appointee from 2000 – 2003 on the European Economic and Social Committee, which involved bi-monthly trips to Brussels for consultation.
Sheila has been a key activist for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, and the Scottish Liberal Party before that, for most of her life. She has worked tirelessly to get more Liberal Democrats elected across the whole of the United Kingdom.
Sheila is a passionate European and will be a strong and trust-worthy voice for Liberal Democrat values in the European Parliament. She will use this opportunity to campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom in Europe.