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Seven candidates will fight Cowdenbeath By-election

Published: 18 Dec 2013 10:000 comments

THREE more candidates were this week unveiled to contest the Cowdenbeath By-election in the new year

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that Jade Holden will be the party’s candidate in the by-election which will be held on Thursday 23rd January.

Jade works in information technology and is also a candidate for the European election.

Commenting on her selection Jade said this week, “Working with Willie Rennie I want to get things done for local people.

“We want improved and expanded childcare, even more cuts to tax for those on low and middle incomes and a Scottish Parliament with more powers but part of the UK.

“Willie has a good reputation for action and service in West and Central Fife and I want to join him in Holyrood so I can stick up for the area too.”

She added, “We don’t need another nationalist in Parliament to bang the drum for independence. The SNP have got the wrong priorities for Scotland. And Labour can’t be trusted with the economy.”

Willie Rennie MSP, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, and former MP for Dunfermline and West Fife said, “Jade will make an excellent MSP.

“She’ll work hard, listen and get things sorted at a local and national level. We need improvements in the hospitals, more places at the college and action on failed opencast coal mines.

“Now that the economy is back on track, unemployment in falling and growth returning we need someone who will make the case for a stronger economy and a fairer society. Jade is that person.”

She joined on Friday Alex Rowley (Labour), Dave Dempsey (Conservative), Natalie McGarry (SNP), and Stuart Graham (The Victims’ Final Right Party).

Then shortly before nominations closed on Monday night UKIP’S Denise Bykal and James Trolland of the Scottish Democratic Alliance threw their hats into the ring bringing the final tally to seven.

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