Charlotte Armitage

National Vice-Convener

About Charlotte

Charlotte is a 21-year-old Care Experienced, queer young woman and her pronouns are she/her/hers. Charlotte joined the party in 2017 and began her journey with the Young Scots for Independence in the YSI North East region. She was elected as regional Equalities Officer and spent time working as Caseworker for Kirsty Blackman MP. The following year, Charlotte was elected to the National NEC as Equalities Officer, where she was a committed champion of a fair, equal and independent Scotland. 

 

In 2019, Charlotte moved to Glasgow to begin working in Public Affairs for award winning National voluntary organisation, Who Cares? Scotland. In this role she is a professional in campaigning, media and research and has seen policy changes implemented by the Scottish Government as a result of her work. 

 

Her work within the YSI and for the Care Experienced community was recognised by the Young Women’s Movement Scotland last year’s, naming her one of 30 Under 30 inspiring young women. Charlotte was also the first person from Scotland to complete the WYSE International leadership programme for emerging world leaders. 

 

Charlotte feels truly privileged to be elected as Vice Convener for this term. She wishes to assure all members that she is in this role to listen to you. She believes that members of the YSI are the most important and will strive to ensure that every single member feels they can approach her with ideas, thoughts and opinions. It is her firm belief that together, we can win independence, because it is our time.