The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today announced that Fifer Susan Leslie has been selected as their candidate for the Dunfermline parliamentary by-election.
The selection was formally announced by Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore MP in his speech to Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.
Susan Leslie is a university lecturer who was elected as a councillor in 2007.
Speaking after the announcement, Councillor Susan Leslie said:
Willie Rennie and Jim Tolson got things done for local people and stood up for the area. That’s what Dunfermline will get if they elect me as the new MSP for the area.
We need action on the Victoria and Queen Margaret Hospitals, action to create more jobs, improved childcare and a reversal of the cuts to the college.
The SNP have let the area down. It’s time to return to the kind of action and service provided by Jim and Willie.
I will work with Willie in Parliament to make sure Dunfermline and west Fife gets the service it deserves.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
Susan’s record and commitment to Fife is impressive. We’re going to work hard for every vote and remind people how powerful a force Lib Dems are for their community.
I’ve campaigned for Susan in her Council ward and I know how hard she works and how well she is liked. She will be a fantastic candidate.
The by-election, to be held on 24 October, was caused by the resignation of Bill Walker who bowed to public pressure 16 days after his conviction for 23 violent offences against 4 women.
Source: http://www.libdemvoice.org/susan-leslie-selected-for-dunfermline-by-election-36281.html (Caron Lindsay)
After the sad news of the death of Cllr. Mike Rumney, a by-election is taking place for his vacant seat in the Dunfermline South Ward on October 24th.
Dunfermline Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that Robin Munro, who lives locally in Abbeyview, will be standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the ward.
Robin has said that “I am honoured to have been chosen as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for the Dunfermline South Council By-Election. It is my aim to work with the community to provide more and better opportunities and facilities, and I would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in our campaign for election.”
Sitting councillor for Dunfermline South Tony Martin has welcomed the announcement: “Robin is a candidate who lives locally and understands local people’s concerns. I know he is committed to serving the people of Dunfermline South and will be a hardworking Councillor.”
Bill Walker, who was elected in 2011 as MSP for Dunfermline for the SNP, has resigned after being convicted for domestic abuse over the past few decades.
Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, had led calls in Parliament for Bill Walker to resign and had introduced a motion calling for him to resign.
A by-election shall be taking place on the 24th October.