Peter Grant (Politician)

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In the May 2015 general election, Peter Grant overturned a previous Labour Party majority of 16,448, to be elected as the Scottish National Party MP for Glenrothes and Central Fife. Grant defeated closest competitor Melanie Ward with a majority of 13,897. [1]

Previously, Grant was leader of Fife Council between 2007 and 2012 and has been a councillor in Glenrothes for the past 23 years. [2] He will stand down as leader due to his success in the election but will remain as a councillor.


  1. Peter Grant Express, 14 May 2015
  2. Fife SNP leader stands down after historic election win Fife Today, 12 May 2015, accessed 14 May 2015