ROSYTH councillor Brian Goodall has been selected to contest the new Dunfermline and Dollar seat at the next General Election.

After being selected by SNP members, the politician said he was "absolutely delighted" to have been chosen to contest the new parliamentary seat.

“I am keenly aware of the issues that people in Dunfermline, Rosyth, West Fife and Dollar are experiencing in their day-to-day lives," he said.

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"I will support local people, particularly as the reality of the Westminster-made Cost of Living Crisis hits us all hard.

“Rising food prices and energy bills, in addition to stagnant wages, are making it near impossible for families to make ends meet.

"Folk living in an energy-rich country should not be scared to turn the heating on – it's a disgrace.

“Voters know they can trust the SNP to represent them and we’ll be putting forward the positive case for independence at this election.

"The Conservatives – and their tribute act the Labour party – are continuing to heap misery on people. Only the SNP have the values to protect people and their families in these most trying times”.

Brian was recently nominated for a 'Councillor of the Year' award in recognition of his tireless efforts in ensuring Café Inc would continue to operate in South and West Fife to help support local families during the school holidays.

He was previously an SNP councillor in the Dunfermline South Ward for 10 years from 2007 and has been representing Rosyth since May 2022.

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Following the approval of a shake up of political boundaries – which will see the number of Scottish MPs at Westminster drop from 59 to 57 – the Dunfermline and Dollar constituency will replace the existing Dunfermline and West Fife one.

The Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy constituency keeps the same name but extends further into West Fife, and will now include North Queensferry, Inverkeithing, Crossgates, Hill of Beath and Cowdenbeath and Mossside, which used to be within the Dunfermline and West Fife boundary. 

Kelty West moves into Dunfermline and Dollar while Kelty and Oakfield, Ballingry, Lochore, Crosshill and Lochgelly all move into a new Glenrothes and Mid Fife seat.