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Liberal Democrats choose Dundee City West candidate

January 3, 2016 9:48 AM
Daniel Coleman

Daniel Coleman

Dundee Liberal Democrats have announced that well-known Dundee law student and Dundee football referee, Daniel Coleman has been selected as Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Dundee City West in advance of this year's Scottish Parliamentary Elections.

Having already represented the city as a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, Scotland as a member of the British Youth Select Committee and having also taken part in last year's General Election, Daniel said :

"I am thrilled to be selected as the LibDem Dundee City West Candidate in the 2016 Elections. I am very much looking forward to taking part in the election and standing up for the people of Dundee."

Born in St Mary's and was educated at Hillside Primary School, Lawside RC Academy, St Paul's RC Academy and currently the University of Dundee, Daniel is aiming to bring in a new, fresh and vibrant face to politics in Dundee.

In 2011, he was elected to the Scottish Youth Parliament to represent Dundee West and then resoundingly re-elected in 2013. In that time Daniel tirelessly campaigned on behalf of the young people, representing and taking forward their views and concerns. Furthermore, in March 2013, Daniel became Chair of the Dundee Youth Council, serving 18 months making him the longest chair to date. Daniel qualified as a SFA Football Referee in 2011 and has officiated in six cup finals and a Youth Scottish Cup Semi Final.

Daniel has been actively campaigning for the Scottish Liberal Democrats across Dundee City West. Liberal Democrat councillor for Dundee's West End, Cllr Fraser Macpherson, added,

"I am delighted that our members in Dundee have chosen Daniel to be our parliamentary candidate in Dundee City West and will be working with him and the LibDem Dundee team in the run-up to May 2016. Daniel already has a wide range of experience and will bring a breath of fresh air and much enthusiasm to the campaign in Dundee City West."