St Andrews councillor is Labour’s candidate for North East Fife

Cllr Brian Thomson (centre) is congratulated by CLP member Toby Sherwood (left), watched by North East Fife CLP chairman Willie Russell.
Cllr Brian Thomson (centre) is congratulated by CLP member Toby Sherwood (left), watched by North East Fife CLP chairman Willie Russell.
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St Andrews councillor Brian Thomson will stand as the Labour Party’s candidate in north east Fife in May’s general election.

He was selected following a hustings event in St Andrews Town Hall on Saturday.

Mr Thomson (41) said: “I feel very honoured to be selected as the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for North East Fife.

“With Labour’s policies to create a strong economic foundation, create jobs for young people, and freeze gas and electricity bills until 2017, I believe there is a real opportunity for me to make a significant challenge in north east Fife at the general election. I am looking forward to the campaign.”

St Andrews born and bred, Mr Thomson lives in the town with his wife and three children. He trained as a town planner and currently works with the University of Dundee’s estates and building department.

He was elected to Fife Council in 2012, becoming the first ever Labour councillor for the St Andrews ward.

Willie Russell, North East Fife Constituency Labour Party (CLP) chairman, said: “Brian is firmly committed to standing up for north east Fife.”