DAVID COBURN is hoping to be elected as Scotland’s first Ukip MP in next month’s General Election.
Coburn, who leads the Scottish party and currently serves as an MEP, is aiming to win Gordon Brown’s former seat in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, currently held by the SNP’s Roger Mullin.
Mullin had a majority of 9,974 at the 2015 election, and will stand for re-election, with Labour’s Lesley Laird also announced as running.
Coburn previously stood in Falkirk and finished fourth, failing to save his £500 deposit.
He said: “I have lived in the area throughout my time as an MEP.
“It is a beautiful place with inspiring people, yet I feel it still has not reached its full potential.
“After the industry went and the mines closed the people were left with few opportunities – as a resident I want to reverse the process of decline and transform the area in to the economic powerhouse it once was.
“Labour failed and now the SNP are failing – perhaps it’s time for a radical change.”
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