Hannah Bardell MP
Hannah was born and brought up in Craigshill, Livingston and attended Broxburn Academy and the University of Stirling. She started her career in commercial television with STV Glasgow and GMTV London, latterly as the Assistant Producer on their Political 'Sunday Programme'. Hannah then worked with the SNP as part of their 2007 central campaign team producing and presenting SNPtv online.
For the next 3 years Hannah managed Alex Salmond's constituency office working for him as an MSP and MP and working for Ian Hudghton MEP.Hannah then moved on to work for the U.S. State Dept in their Edinburgh Consulate managing protocol, events and press.
For the last 3 years Hannah has been working in the Oil & Gas sector initially with Subsea 7 and for the last 2 years as Head of Communications & Marketing for the UK, Africa & Norway with Oil & Gas Service company Stork.
Hannah fought the Livingston seat for the SNP in the 2015 UK general election polling 32,736. With 56.9% of the votes cast, the SNP achieved a majority of 16,843 over the Labour Party incumbent MP, Graeme Morrice, and the fourth largest majority in Scotland. Hannah has been a member of the Grampian Chamber of Commerce Policy Committee, Business for Scotland and sits on the Aberdeen Performing Arts development committee for the refurbishment of their Music Hall.
In her teenage years Hannah was a Pushkin Prize winner for creative writing which took her to St Petersburg, Russia.In her spare time Hannah enjoys playing guitar and singing, creative writing, the arts and musical theatre. She is also a great lover of the Scottish outdoors and enjoys surfing, golfing, watching most sports but in particular football and rugby.