Tuesday 15 October 2002

More trouble for Labour in Fife

Following Labour's recent local election loss in Fife one of their councillors has given up his Labour credentials and has become an independent. This time Labour can't deny the connection with former First Minister, Henry McLeish:
Mr Taylor, a former vice-chairman of the Central Fife Labour Party, was a strong critic of the position of Mr McLeish before the former first minister announced recently that he would not be standing as the Scottish Parliament candidate for Central Fife next May. He was also critical of the handling of the funding controversy over the Third Age group, the charity which rented accommodation at Mr McLeish’s constituency office.