Glenrothes and Mid Fife Constituency

Parliamentary Candidate –

Ian Smith

Email:  [email protected]

Biography:

Who am I?

Growing up in an RAF family, I had the privilege of living in Cyprus, West Germany and Northern Ireland. I was hugely fortunate in being brought to beautiful Fife with my father’s last posting to RAF Leuchars, meaning Primary School at Caskieberran in Glenrothes and six years at Madras College in St. Andrews.

I’ve managed Client relationships in Sales and Marketing for nearly 40 years and have been actively involved community fundraising activities for nearly 30 years, firstly as the treasurer of Cupar Skatepark initiative and then as an active member of Cupar and Livingston Round Tables.

These varied experiences have given me a broad view of the needs of Scottish people and has led me to want to work for improved lives and communities locally.

Why I am standing as the Reform Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Glenrothes & Mid Fife?

I have lived in the Kingdom of Fife for longer than I’ve lived anywhere else in the world and through talking to people in our constituency, I’m well aware that people feel consistently let down by the mainstream parties and politicians.

I feel hugely let down by the Tories who have simply not delivered on the benefits that should have derived from Brexit.

As a proud Scot, I utterly despair over the series of disasters that the SNP have presided over: Ferries; Drugs Deaths; Child Mortality; the missing £600k; A&E waiting times; Tax rises; Literacy; Gender Recognition… the list goes on and on. And the prospect of a Labour government fills me with horror!

I have an active record of making a positive difference to my local community, whether it’s successfully campaigning for a skatepark in Cupar, or single-handedly persuading 5,500 people to come to a Soapbox race in Livingston, raising funds for good causes.

I’ve been described as a good ‘people person’ and I know how to influence. I intend to use this to promote Reform’s policies on key issues, in order that we can revive our economy and restore healthy communities.

 

Glenrothes and Mid Fife Constituency Map

New constituency boundary is highlighted in dark green

Glenrothes and Mid Fife Constituency Information

Electorate: 68,703

Wards:

  • Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
  • Glenrothes Central and Thornton
  • Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Glenrothes West and Kinglassie
  • Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty