UKIP’s leader in Scotland David Coburn has announced he will bid to become an MP in next month’s General Election.
Mr Coburn, who is the party’s only elected official in Scotland after becoming an MEP in 2014, will stand in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency.
The seat is currently held by the SNP’s Roger Mullin with a majority of 9,974.
Mr Coburn: “I shall be standing for election in the constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath on June 8.
“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.”
Mr Coburn previously stood for the Falkirk area in the 2015 General Election, where he finished fourth.