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Over the last few weeks I’ve been knocking doors and speaking to people in the Ward.  It’s been good to get out and talk to people about what matters to them.  What is clear is that people are finding it hard to separate national and local issues. But on 4 May it is about local....
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Last night I was delighted to be able to attend the Adam Smith Lecture, this year delivered by Ed Balls. A slight twist on the Economic with a few Strictly observations thrown in for good measure – made it an economic lecture that was thought provoking, amusing and left the audience with plenty to think...
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Delighted to meet this afternoon with the members of the Buchanan Institute.  They attended a recent Fife hosted event on Universal Basic Income, and have done considerable research into this subject. There is a lot of debate about reform of welfare, and one of the concepts that is being looked at is Universal Basic Income....
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It’s a week of finals.  Last Tourism partnership meeting I will attend in my role as Spokesperson for Economy.  It was a very up beat meeting with so many good things going on in Fife right now. The new Museum and Art Gallery is due to open in May, and having been on a tour...
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Last meeting of the SW Area Committee today.  Despite the political differences, all members reflected on the overall very positive working relationships at both area and ward level in the SW area.  Everyone is very focused on doing the best they can for constituents and we have achieved quite a lot for Ward 6 over...
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Following on from the meeting last year, I invited the Edinburgh Airport Consultation Team back to Fife to share their proposed plans and to hear what the public had to say about it. The meeting was held in the City Chambers in Dunfermline, and there was a very good turn out with some excellent questions...
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Today it was the final meeting of SESplan.  Not without a bit of drama.  We have been waiting for Transport Scotland to provide the cross boundary study in order to feed in to the overall SESplan 2.  They have quite simply failed to deliver despite re-assurances that they would.  The draft plan finally was sent...
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Following the first formal meeting of the Longannet Task Force which took place on Monday at the Longannet Site Cllr Lesley Laird, Deputy Leader & Spokesperson for Economy & Planning said “This a regrettable position for the employees and their families and even although the announcement was anticipated it is nonetheless a shock when faced...
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