About Charles Dundas
Charles was selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Livingston at both the 2005 General Election and the by-election later that year following the unexpected death of Robin Cook MP.
Brought up in West Lothian in the village of Fauldhouse, Charles joined the Liberal Democrats aged 16 largely in support of the Liberal Democrats’ role in the Constitutional Convention for a Scottish Parliament.
Although a grassroots activist during the 1997 Westminster general election, Charles’ first candidature came at the age of 21 during the Scottish elections of 1999 when he contested the Armadale West ward of West Lothian Council.
At the University of Glasgow where he studied History, Charles was an active member of the Liberal Democrat Students' Society, the Students’ Representative Council, the University Union and the debating society.
He went on to a become a trainee management accountant with the National Australia Bank Group in Glasgow. His first parliamentary candidature was in the Westminster Election of 2001 where he stood in Glasgow Baillieston.
Since then Charles has worked as a researcher in the Scottish Parliament and a constituency organiser in Fife. At the general election in May 2005 he was Agent to Sir Menzies Campbell MP in North East Fife.
Charles has been married since 2004 to Siobhan Mathers.