A heart-breaking margin of two votes was the tiny margin by which Elizabeth Riches and the party fell short of gaining Fife North East from the SNP at the 2017 general election.
Local members have now selected Wendy Chamberlain as the party’s next Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the seat, which previously was held by Ming Campbell:
I am delighted to have been chosen as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate to win back North East Fife from the SNP at the next general election, after the Liberal Democrats slashed the SNP’s majority to just two votes last time.
I live in Fife with my family and work as a Learning and Development Manager for a global drinks manufacturer. I spent twelve years working as a Police Officer.
Now working with our local MSP Willie Rennie and former MP Ming Campbell I will fight for North East Fife and the people who live here.
I will oppose Scottish Independence and I am determined to stop another independence referendum. I will support investment in local school, college and university education, and will fight for better health services including mental health and GP out of hours services. I will oppose a damaging hard Brexit.
As Willie Rennie (who is to blame for much of my campaigning) added:
Former police officer Wendy Chamberlain has been chosen by the Scottish Liberal Democrats to win North East Fife back from the SNP.
It’s the most marginal seat in the country – there’s only two votes in it!
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