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Recent News from Dundee Lib Dems, the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the UK Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

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    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart has today demanded the Education Secretary take urgent action to cut the "unreasonable" distances between classes, after new research by the Liberal Democrats revealed pupils have been forced to travel 40 mile trips to study basic core subjects.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2019

    Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has reacted with concern to reports that the SNP spent more on the recent Shetland by-election than in the entire EU referendum campaign. The party spent £99,000 on the Shetland by-election (of a spending limit of £100,000), compared to just over £90,000 in the 2016 referendum (13% of the limit).

  • Article: Oct 16, 2019

    The news just broke: turns out that the SNP spent more on the recent Shetland by-election than in the entire EU referendum campaign.

    It seems that the SNP just see Brexit as a golden opportunity to push independence at the price of our country's well-being.

    Shocker

    The party spent £99,000 on the Shetland by-election (of a spending limit of £100,000), compared to just over £90,000 in the 2016 referendum (13% of the limit)

  • Article: Oct 15, 2019

    Today, the Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's speech to put any deal that comes back from Brussels to a People's Vote.

    If selected, this amendment would be voted on early next week.

    Following tabling the amendment, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

    "The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and have been the leading voice in the People's Vote campaign.

    "Boris Johnson is determined to have a general election, but the best way to resolve the Brexit chaos is to have a People's Vote and give the British people the final say about their future.

    "The best deal we have is as members of the European Union and we want to give the people the chance to choose to stop Brexit."

  • Article: Oct 15, 2019

    Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The SNP leader's boast of a positive economic future for Scotland after Brexit is just fantasy economics. It contradicts the SNP's own Growth Commission that guaranteed cuts and tax rises.

    "Independence will be bad for Scotland just like Brexit because breaking up long term economic partnerships is very hard to do.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2019

    With her conference speech today Nicola Sturgeon has shown that she has given up on all the people across the UK trying to stop Brexit.

    The momentum is with us. We can win this, if we stick together.

    Instead of helping to unite people across the country, the SNP this week ruled out any co-operation unless they get independence.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2019

    Commenting on the embargoed extracts of Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Nicola Sturgeon has shown she has given up on all those people across the UK trying to stop Brexit.

    "Instead of uniting across the country the SNP yesterday ruled out any co-operation unless they get independence and today they are planning on making use of a border between Scotland and England for pretended benefits.

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