Fife SNP leader stands down after historic election win

Peter Grant celebrates his election as an MP. Pic: Walter Neilson
Peter Grant celebrates his election as an MP. Pic: Walter Neilson
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The leader of Fife SNP group, Peter Grant has formally announced he has stood down from the role following his election to Westminster.

Mr Grant, leader of Fife Council between 2007 and 2012 and who has been a councillor in Glenrothes for the past 23 years, will remain as a councillor for the time being.

“It’s been a huge privilege to lead such a hard working group through five years running the council and during the last three years when the group has grown to its biggest ever,” said Mr Grant.

“For the time being I’ll continue to represent the people of Glenrothes West and Kinglassie as their councillor as well as their MP but I’ll be donating my councillor salary to local good causes.”

The announcement comes ahead of the Fife SNP‘s AGM on Monday.

A new leader is expected to be announced at full Council on Thursday.

Mr Grant overturned a 16,448 Labour majority at last week’s general election to become MP for the Glenrothes and Central Fife constituency.