James Calder with Councillor Tony Martin

James Calder will be standing as the Dunfermline Liberal Democrat Candidate for Dunfermline South.

James was raised locally in Inverkeithing and Crossford before completing an undergraduate degree in History and Politics at the University of Glasgow followed by an International Politics Master’s Degree at Aberystwyth University in Wales. James became involved in the Liberal Democrats shortly after graduating, and for a while worked for Jo Swinson MP in East Dunbartonshire. It was not long after this that he took on his current role working for an IT business in Dunfermline which works internationally with clients around the world.

For the last few years James has been an active member of the Dunfermline Liberal Democrats. This included standing both in the 2015 Dunfermline South by-election as well as in the Scottish Parliamentary elections for Dunfermline in 2016. His passion for working on behalf of local residents has led him to seek election again in the 2017 Council Elections in Dunfermline South, and has worked hard with retiring Councillor Tony Martin.

James wants to ensure that local people and public services are put first, rather than petty constitutional arguments that obsess the SNP and Tories. He will fight for Woodmill High School to be rebuilt to end its capacity problem and will continue to the hard work of Tony Martin to deal with the problems on our pavements and roads.