LAUREN Buchanan-Quigley is to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the next UK general election for the new Dunfermline and Dollar seat.

She lives in the city and is set to campaign on issues such as improved hospital services and ending the violence in our schools. 

She said: "I am delighted to be the candidate for Dunfermline and Dollar.

"I am proud to live in Dunfermline and to have studied at Fife College’s Dunfermline Campus, and now hope to represent our community.

"I want to fight for this brand new city to push for more hospital services at the Queen Margaret, an education system that supports pupils and teachers and a further windfall tax on energy firms to help those most in need after the enormous impact of the cost-of-living crisis."

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Fife Liberal Democrat leader, Cllr James Calder, is backing Lauren.

He said: "We need a local champion who will fight for our area after years of neglect both from a dysfunctional Conservative government in Westminster and an incompetent SNP/Green coalition running Holyrood.

"Too long have we been neglected - services have been run down in the Queen Margaret, we are seeing violence up in our schools and too many people are now in poverty due to the mishandling of our economy.

"Lauren is hardworking and would stand up for our communities. I would urge local residents to back her when the election comes."