|Current MSP :||David Torrance|
|Current Party :|
|Majority 2011(%) :||0.65|
|Votes||%||% change from '07|
|Swing req for LAB gain||0.3273%|
|Swing req for CON gain||19.0123%|
|Swing req for LIB gain||21.1470%|
|* This is the rank of each seat according to marginality by party|
Kirkcaldy Candidate Profiles
David Torrance MSP
David is a councillor for the Kirkcaldy Central ward in Fife Council.
Ian is 25 years old, and was born in Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital in Edinburgh.
Having been brought up in Edinburgh, he went on to study Modern History at the University of St Andrews in Fife.
At St Andrews, Ian became the Secretary, Vice President and President of the St Andrews University Conservative Association.
Also at St Andrews, Ian played Sunday League football and was the Sports Secretary of his Hall of Residence.
After St Andrews, Ian converted to law, being Called to the Bar in the summer of 2010.
He was a winner of The Times Law Awards 2010, for an essay on the Supreme Court UK.
John grew up in Kirkcaldy and was a pupil at Capshard Primary (then Kirkcaldy High School) before studying at Dundee University. He graduated in 1994 with a Combined Honours MA in Politics, Social Policy and Management. He then worked in the Westminster Parliament for Jim Wallace, who was Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader at the time.
Returning to Scotland in 1996 he has worked amongst others for a telecommunications company and in banking. For the last six years John has been working for the City of Edinburgh Council and is a Housing Officer. Last year he graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Housing which he completed part-time.
John joined the Kirkcaldy local party in 1988 when the Scottish Liberal Democrats were formed and contested the Westminster Parliamentary election for Kirkcaldy in 1997 and the first Scottish Parliamentary elections in 1999. He also stood against Gordon Brown in 2001 for the Dunfermline East Westminster seat which included much of the Cowdenbeath end of the constituency. Having twice served on the Scottish Liberal Democrats Executive, he was Chair of the Scottish Young Liberal Democrats from 1990 to 1992. John was a union representative while a member of the Accord union in 2001/02 and is currently a member of the Kirkcaldy North Community Council.