UKIP's David Coburn contests Kirkcaldy election seat

David Coburn, UKIP's leader in Scotland is to contest the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath at next month's General Election.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 12:56 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:27 pm
David Coburn is standing in Kirkcaldy (Pic:  Ian Georgeson)
David Coburn is standing in Kirkcaldy (Pic: Ian Georgeson)

The outspoken MEP, who lives in the area, is the third candidate to be confirmed for the seat.

He will join Roger Mullin (SNP) and Lesley Laird who is flying the flag for Labour.

Mr Coburn said both parties had failed and that it was ‘‘now time for radical change.’’

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David Coburn (Pic: Steven Scott Taylor)

He said: ‘‘I have lived in the area throughout my time as an MEP – it is a beautiful place with inspiring people, yet I still feel it has not reached its true potential.

‘‘After the industry went and the mines closed, the people were left with few opportunities.

‘‘As a resident, I want to reverse the process of decline and transform the area into the economic powerhouse it once was.’’

Mr Coburn was elected an MEP in 2014.

David Coburn (Pic: Steven Scott Taylor)

At the last General Election he stood unsuccessfully in Falkirk.