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Press Release: On Calling General Election 2017

Press Release: On Calling General Election 2017

In response to the announcement by Theresa May about calling a snap general election, Independent Candidate for West Fife & Coastal Villages, Martin Keatings said: “We are now in a severe period of uncertainty....

Independent Candidate Announces How He Will Vote In Elections

I am a Candidate in these Elections but I believe in consensus politics. I will be voting in the following way, as a candidate, and considering this is local constituency needs, I must ensure...

Supermarket Planning Permission: The Foodbank Doctrine

Supermarket Planning Permission: The Foodbank Doctrine

As someone standing for election in West Fife, I stand on a platform of redeployment of assets rather than making cuts. The fundamental premise that if you can refine a process or policy and...

Fife Independent puts streaming of Fife Council proceedings on the #council17 agenda.

Fife Independent puts streaming of Fife Council proceedings on the #council17 agenda.

It’s time to bring the council’s proceedings to the public and open democracy to the general public for them to be able to see what is going on in the council chambers and interact with decisions which are ultimately going to affect them directly.

Independent Takes Aim at Conservatives for ‘Two-child limit’ to tax credits.

Independent Takes Aim at Conservatives for ‘Two-child limit’ to tax credits.

Responding to research by Policy In Practice, which states that the UK government’s imminent policy limiting tax credits for families who have a third child could push a quarter of a million children into...

I should have been Labour but they left me adrift.

I should have been Labour but they left me adrift.

I was brought up in a staunch labour family. My mother a nurse with the NHS for 27 years, my father a steel foundry worker, I was brought up to believe that we are all equal and that fundamental human rights are something that should never be compromised.

Artery Network | Making West Fife Fit for the 21st Century

Artery Network | Making West Fife Fit for the 21st Century

Potholes! They are the bain of the road users existence and for the council, an extremely large expenditure in order to repair, often not only taking a hit on the budget but also causing the re-deployment of council and road maintenance staff to deal with.

The Question is not Yes or No, it is whether you get to answer Yes or No.

Yesterday the UK and the 27 member states of the EU were the only ones with a say on Scotland’s future and we the people, did not. Today was a day when the Scottish Parliament allowed you, the ordinary citizen to truly have your say on an Independent Scotland or a Conservative run post-brexit UK. Today parliament gave you back your voice, regardless of your stance on Independence.

Independent Condemns Fife Council Education Cuts

Independent Condemns Fife Council Education Cuts

We cannot put a price tag on the future of children in Fife. With continuing economic pressures it is often easy to forget that you grow your way out of recession, not cut your way out. Cutting £3 million to the teaching budget is not just an affront to the future generations in Fife but also to the hard working men and women teaching in Fife’s Schools.

Forth Rail Link | Dunfermline to Kincardine and Onwards

I want to continue what I started, pushing for massive investment in Fife’s infrastructure, that we might become a force to sustainable competition within Scotland, attracting the best and brightest here, trade, investment & keeping our local economy on track for growth. That starts with making Fife 21st century ready and it starts with decent transport.

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