Candidates have been announced for the Cowdenbeath ward council elections which will see 4 councillors elected to serve and represent local communities and residents at Fife Council on the 4th May 2017.

Fife Council have published the Election of Councillors – Notice of Poll on FifeDirect which lists all candidates standing in the Kingdom of Fife. The list is available at: FifeDirect, or you can download a copy of the PDF file: Notice of Poll (PDF)

Candidates (listed in alphabetical order)

Name Party/Description Candidate Location
Alex Campbell Scottish Labour Party Kelty
Alistair Bain Scottish National Party (SNP) Kelty
Angela Dixon Scottish Green Party Dunfermline
Ann Bain Scottish National Party (SNP) Kelty
Darren Watt Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party Cowdenbeath
Elizabeth Riches Scottish Liberal Democrats Anstruther
Gary Guichan Scottish Labour Party Cowdenbeath
To make sure your vote is counted in this election you vote using numbers.

Your ballot paper will list all the candidates standing to be councillors in your ward.

You will be asked to number the candidates in order of your choice using 1, 2, and 3 and so on. You can make as many or as few choices as you wish. You don’t have to put a number beside every candidate. As long as you put the number “1” against one of the candidates, your vote will be counted.

This system is called Single Transferable Vote (STV) and produces Proportional Representation (PR). This system gives voters more choice over who their elected representative will be.

Council Ward 7 – PDF (818Kb)

FifeDirect – Election Guide

We have approached candidates requesting in their own words (no more than 600 words) details about who they are and what issues they are campaigning on. We will publish all responses in full as we receive them to provide ongoing coverage during the local elections. Candidates that wish to make further press releases or submit letters should email

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