DSC_1165.jpgBrian Thomson (42) was elected as the first-ever Labour councillor in both St Andrews and North East Fife in 2012.  A married father of 3 children, and born in St Andrews, Brian spent the first few years of his life in Levenmouth and Cupar, before moving to St Andrews and attending Canongate Primary School and Madras College.  

He is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University, with a degree in town planning, and has worked in both the public and private sectors as a town planner.  He went on to work for a housing association, delivering a development programme of affordable housing in Perthshire and - as well as being a councillor - he currently works full-time as a project manager in the University of Dundee's Estates & Buildings Department, where he manages multi-million pound construction projects.

484328_262522837188764_672701415_n.jpgBrian is a Fifer through and through, with his family having lived in North East Fife for generations.  His father, Bob Thomson, is a well-known former local policeman and three-times British Police golf champion, who served at Levenmouth, Cupar and St Andrews.
Brian - whose wife Andrea teaches at a local primary school and mother taught at Waid Academy - is passionate about education, and ensuring that all children, young people and students, have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

In his spare time, Brian is a keen golfer, runner and footballer, and is a member of the St Andrews Golf Club and Fife Athletic Club.

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