The Scottish broadcaster-turned-MSP, Ted Brocklebank, is to stand down from the Scottish Parliament, at the next election.
A former head of news and current affairs at Grampian TV – now STV North – the Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid-Scotland & Fife has announced he will not be seeking re-election to the Scottish Parliament next year.
Based in St Andrews, he was elected as a Conservative regional member for Mid-Scotland & Fife in May seven years ago and was re-elected in May three years ago.
In a statement issued today, by the Scottish Conservatives, he is quoted, saying: “It has been an immense privilege to serve the people of Mid-Scotland and Fife and I have greatly enjoyed my time in the Scottish Parliament. I wish [Scottish Tory leader] Annabel Goldie and my Conservative colleagues well for the Scottish Parliamentary elections next year.
“While I hope to get my golf handicap down I have no plans to retire. I shall be pursuing other projects, hopefully including journalism and broadcasting. It will be good to re-discover my non-partisan voice again, especially on fisheries and media matters. I shall continue to live in North East Fife which I have always tried to promote in the Scottish Parliament.”