Lib Dem Candidates Peter Barrett, Willie Rennie, James Calder andBryn Jones

Lib Dem Candidates Peter Barrett, Willie Rennie, James Calder andBryn Jones

Local candidates James Calder in Dunfermline and Bryn Jones in Cowdenbeath had an excellent election on Thursday. While not winning, James’ vote share increased considerably on last year’s Westminster election and Bryn managed to more than double the number of votes the Lib Dems received in Cowdenbeath from 2011.

James Calder commented, “I would like to thank everyone in West Fife who put their faith in the Scottish Liberal Democrats. We have started our fightback locally and I am sure the future is bright for Liberalism in West Fife.

“I’d also like to thank my campaign team and agent Tom Leatherland, who have provided the backbone to the campaign. We would never have achieved so much support without them. It was a great team effort in Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath.

“Finally I am delighted with the results for the Lib Dems nationally. Willie Rennie had a stormer in North East Fife defeating the incumbent SNP and he will provide a great voice of opposition to the SNP Government. Also in our neighbouring Edinburgh Western constituency Alex Cole-Hamilton had a great result in defeating the SNP and ensuring another strong Liberal voice in Parliament.”