Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, came to Markinch to open the new Fife Conservative office on Friday. The mood was upbeat and celebratory among almost a hundred well-wishers attending the party, including the regional MSPs for Mid Scotland and Fife Murdo Fraser, Dean Lockhart and Alexander Stewart, regional MSP for North East Scotland Bill Bowman as well as many of the 22 Conservative candidates for the Fife Council election.
“It was great to open our new office which will be our campaign base in the coming local election.The Scottish Conservatives are standing hard working local candidates in every ward in Fife and we’re to looking to return more Conservative councillors across the Kingdom than at any time in the last 20 years”.
Dave Dempsey, leader of the Conservative group on Fife Council, said:
“We’ve got a cracking team of candidates who are already bringing new energy and focus to local politics. With a wealth of professional experience, they will stand up for their wards and shake things up at Fife House.
There’s been a real upsurge in support for Scottish Conservatives. We see it at Holyrood where the Conservatives are now the official opposition and we’re hearing it on the doorsteps where the Conservatives are the only party with an unwavering Unionist stance against a second referendum. In May voters will have the chance to put strong Conservative voices at the centre of local government.
Bottom left to right – Robert Drysdale candidate for Tay Bridgehead, Murdo Fraser MSP, Ruth Davidson MSP, David Ross candidate for Dunfermline South, Alexander Stewart MSP, Tony Orton candidate for Rosyth
Second row left to right – Tony Miklinski candidate for Cupar, Alan Craig candidate for Dunfermline Central, Linda Holt candidate for East Neuk & Landward, Dorothy Ross candidate for Kirkcaldy Central, Gavin Ellis candidate for Dunfermline North
Third row left to right – Dave Dempsey candidate for Inverkeithing & Dalgety Bay, Kathleen Leslie, candidate for Burntisland, Kinghorn & Western Kirkcaldy, Darren Watt candidate for Cowdenbeath, Andy Heer candidate for Howe of Fife & Tay Coast, Darren Watt candidate for Cowdenbeath, Dominic Nolan candidate for St Andrews,