James in his fencing kit

James dressed for fencing

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Dunfermline James Calder is backing campaigning for sport to be made top of the agenda in the Scottish Parliament. Due to it’s importance in encouraging healthy living, James would like to see much greater emphasis placed on Scottish Sport.

James commented, “Sport is important for all, both adults and children alike. As someone who has competed for Scottish age group teams in fencing, I know the importance of sport in helping people’s health and fitness. I would like to see more support and encouragement given to encourage community sport, so that as many people as possible can benefit from the opportunities that I have had. We also need to build on the legacy of the highly successful Commonwealth Games two years ago, as well as the achievements of Scottish Sporting success stories such as the Murray brothers in tennis.”

“For these reasons I am backing the Vote for Sport Pledge – ‘I pledge as a Sporting Champion to recognise the unique role, value and potential of sport in Scottish Society.’ I will continue to campaign for sport to be at the forefront of the political agenda.”