Fife Council Leader Alex Rowley has paid Tribute to Helen Eadie MSP for Cowdenbeath who died today.
He said; “Helen Eadie will be mourned in every community of Fife grateful for her 30 years of faithful and dedicated service first as a community worker then as councillor on Fife Region and later on the new Fife Council, and latterly for 14 years as member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline East and Cowdenbeath.
“While born in the county of Stirling, educated at London School of Economics, and her first jobs working for Harry Ewing MP and Jim Callaghan, then the Labour Prime Minister, Helen grew to love and was loved by the people of Fife. she served as Chair of Equal Opportunities, a cause dear to her heart and then as Chair of the Transport Committee, again arguing the supply of public transport was important to the poorest communities; and in every job she undertook, whether fighting crime, or arguing for jobs for young people, or protesting about inadequate health care services, her commitment to fairness and equality always shone through.
“Fife mourns a great citizen of Fife whose service to the people of Fife makes us very proud to have known her. Our thoughts are with Bob her husband and her children”.