Mon 24 Apr, 2017

Give the Greens your first preference and we really will make a change to the way politics are conducted locally. Scott Rutherford

For the first time, Fifers right across the Kingdom have the opportunity to vote Green in council elections. In Kirkcaldy, that means fielding four council candidates across the four Kirkcaldy council wards. 

Historically, Labour has dominated Fife politics, but over the last decade it has become more of a battleground between the SNP and Labour. 

Rather than the politics of opposition, the Scottish Greens seek to add a new voice to local politics and find consensus and compromise in the interests of a fairer, more equal society. 

Scott Rutherford, Green candidate for Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy, said: "We want to tackle the anti-austerity agenda, protect vital council services and make the very most of the resources we have here in Fife. Adding a Green voice to Council will help us all achieve more than the adversarial politics we've become so tired of.

"The General Election in June gives us all a chance to express our views on the national picture. But for now, we should focus on how council services can make Fife a truly great place to live.  Give the Greens your first preference and we really will make a change to the way politics are conducted locally."

The Scottish Green Party council candidates for Kirkcaldy (pictured left to right) are:

  • Sandy Forbes - Kirkcaldy East and Dysart
  • Cairinne Macdonald - Kirkcaldy Central
  • Scott Rutherford - Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
  • Susan Jeynes - Kirkcaldy North

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