Debbie Ewen
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Debbie Ewen

ALBA Candidate for Livingston

Debbie is a lifelong supporter of Scotland’s right to self-determination. She is a founder member of the ALBA Party and has been active in the Local Authority Campaigning Unit since inception. She stood as the Alba candidate in the Uphall, Broxburn and Winchburgh council by-election in December 2022.

A large part of Debbie’s working life was spent within the UK civil service in the Department of Energy and then subsequently in Health and Safety Executive.

After returning to Scotland in the early 2000s, Debbie had a complete change of career path, becoming an Employee Benefits and Payroll Specialist in the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen for several years, before joining BlackRock Investment Management in Edinburgh in 2009 where she spent a total of 13 years in their Employee Benefits Team. In 2013 Debbie took over as BlackRock’s their EMEA Head of Employee Benefits, managing a team of benefits specialists delivering pensions, employee benefits and employment policies to staff in 19 separate countries across the EMEA region.

Debbie is a strong advocate for the safeguarding of the rights of women and girls including the protection of women’s right to single sex spaces and the right to request single sex intimate care.

She is a keen runner and sports fan and is strongly supportive of the right of women to compete in biological sex sports categories on the grounds of both safety and fairness.

Debbie sees independence as urgent in ensuring Scotland holds the financial and statutory levers required to be able to improve the lives of ordinary Scots. Tinkering at the edges of existing Westminster legislation is not sufficient to achieve a truly fairer and better society for all living in Scotland.