Elizabeth Riches selected to fight North East Fife

Former Fife Councillor and Depute Council Leader Elizabeth Riches has been selected to fight North East Fife. The interesting fact that I didn’t know about her from her biography is that she lived in the Arctic Circle for 2 years.

She has been a biology teacher, ran her own horticulture business and was a Councillor at Region and District level for 27 years.

She visited a dairy farm with Willie this morning but, a little disappointingly, there were no animal shenanigans to brighten up our Friday.

However, they did make a video to celebrate Elizabeth’s selection:

Elizabeth Riches said

I want to be the Member of Parliament for North East Fife so that I can stand up in Westminster for our area. North East Fife deserves a representative who will put the needs of the local area first.

I will aim to provide a first class service for the constituency just like Menzies Campbell and I will work as part of a strong local team alongside our councillors and Willie Rennie.

I will use my experience as a teacher, councillor for the East Neuk and deputy leader of Fife Council to serve the best interests of the area.

“Local people rejected independence by a large margin and should have an MP who can speak for them. Scottish independence is not in the interests of the academic, fishing, farming and tourism sectors.

Willie Rennie added:

Elizabeth Riches will be a cracking MP. She has the determination, energy, intellect and steely backbone that North East Fife needs. She has been a doughty campaigner for the East Neuk for many years and will use that experience to stand up for us in Westminster. I am delighted.

Menzies Campbell, the area’s former MP said:

Elizabeth Riches is outstanding and will be an outstanding Member of Parliament for North East Fife. I have known her for many years and have admired her tenacity, political judgement and energy. She will be a tremendous advocate for every corner of the constituency.

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5 Comments

  • Brilliant choice. I was absolutely delighted when I heard she’d been selected. Probably the best candidate to fight the SNP in NE Fife. Can’t wait to see her win!

  • Ashley Pragnell 28th Apr '17 - 11:48pm

    To Win North East Fife we need to be polling at 12 percent across Scotland! If we get 12 percent we would end up with 6 to 8 seats in Scotland! It would be superb if we knocked out Salmond ! If folk were to vote tactically it could happen! Angus Robertson could be a victim as well! Tories best placed to knock out Robertson!
    This could be the election in which Sturgeon’s hold on power starts a down hill decline! Inde two is kicked out into the Atlantic !

  • Ashley – we gained North East Fife last year in the Holyrood elections and we were nowhere near 12% across Scotland. We also gained Edinburgh West.

  • Jane Ann Liston 29th Apr '17 - 9:09am

    ER 4 NEF MP

  • Maurice Leeke 29th Apr '17 - 9:12am

    Voting tactically FOR the Tories ? You must be joking.

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