Alison Smith (1975) is a writer and academic. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Aberdeen, she worked for Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, from 2001-2006, and served as a councillor in Aberdeen from 2003-2007. She now teaches Comparative Government, European Politics and Russian Politics and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her book on democratisation in central and east Europe will be published by Palgrave MacMillan in Spring 2020. She has written several academic articles on similar topics.
As a teacher working with young adults, Alison hears their worries about the future and believes that it is time to put British politics on a more positive track. It is time to put our differences aside and focus our attention on creating an economy that works for both people and the planet.