Here are my answers to questions the local press put to me yesterday on my election.
What are you hoping to achieve now that you have been elected?
“I want a much better deal for local communities from Fife Council. I think we’re going to see some structural reform at Fife Council which I hope will mean the Council becomes both more accountable and more responsive to local communities, with genuine consultation taking place before decisions are made. I also hope budgeting will become more transparent, with more decisions made by local councillors on the North East Area Committee than in Glenrothes, and a better sense of what the Council is actually getting for the considerable sums it spends.”
What do you feel are the most important issues?
Were you surprised with the result at all?