Richard McCready is the Political Officer for the Co-operative Party in Scotland. Richard is a Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party Councillor on Dundee City Council. Richard has previously worked in Further and Higher Education. Richard has a doctorate in political history and is a published historian.
He has worked for Labour MPs and MSPs and been the lead officer of a human rights charity. Richard has worked promoting co-operative and mutual solutions within Scotland and is an active member of a number of co-operative organisations including being Vice-Chair of the Northern Committee of the Scotmid Co-operative Society.
Richard is a director of a number of sporting and cultural organisations. Richard was a Scottish Labour and Co-operative Party candidate at the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary Election. Richard is an active member of the GMB trade union and a member of the Scottish Executive of SERA.