LABOUR has unveiled its team of candidates for next year’s council elections.
The party is bidding to win back control of Fife Council from the current SNP-Lib Dem administration - and the ballot is set for May.
Labour’s election team for the Kirkcaldy area features five sitting councillors and three new faces.
The newcomers include Peter George and Richard Perry will be contesting the Burntisland, Kinghorn and West Kirkcaldy seat, while Kenny Selbie is standing in Central Kirkcaldy.
The councillors looking to be re-elected include Judy Hamilton (Central), Neil Crooks and David Ross (Kirkcaldy North) and Kay Carrington and Lawrence Brown in the east.
Announcing the list, Cllr Ross, spokesman, said: “We are putting forward a strong team with a good mix of experience to contest the elections.
‘‘Five sitting councillors are seeking re-election and our three new candidates are all eager to put their skills to work to benefit their local communities.
“We are all keen to help Labour take back control of Fife Council from the SNP/LibDem coalition.
‘‘We believe Fife deserves a Council that wlll listen to local people instead of thinking it knows best all the time, and a Council that will start tackling some of the neglect we see in our local communities.
‘‘We are also determined to make sure there is a strong voice speaking up for Kirkcaldy, Burntisland and Kinghorn.’’
One familiar face set to bow out is Councillor Ron Edwards who is retiring after nine years as a councillor.
Added Cllr Ross: “Ron has served Burntisland, Kinghorn and West Kirkcaldy well. He has been proud to work as part of a team with his local communities to achieve many improvements to the area.
‘‘He will continue to be active in his local community and is looking forward to having more time to spend on local projects.’’