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

  • Vince Cable
    Article: May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to all the very many Liberal Democrats who stood for local council seats this month.

    Local democracy relies on those who put themselves forward to represent residents, so whether you won or not, I hope you will be proud of having stood.

    As a party, we saw results greatly exceeding expectations, with a big net gain of 75 councillors and four new councils under Liberal Democrat majority control.

  • Article: May 18, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has reiterated his calls for an independent expert commission to repair the damage the SNP have done to Scottish policing after a study showed concern among senior figures about the impacts of the botched centralisation.

    The Scottish Government has today published the latest evaluation of police and fire reform, comprising findings from interviews with "senior representatives" from the police, fire and partner organisations.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to the First Minister's comments on prisoner voting, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who sits on the Equalities & Human Rights Committee, said:

    "There were indications from the First Minister today that the Scottish Government is considering giving some prisoners the vote, we need to know what exactly she has in mind.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to a new poll by Citizens Advice Scotland saying than more than 7 in 10 Scots are worried about Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The public are deeply concerned about the shambles that the Conservative party is making of Brexit. The whole process will leave us poorer, more isolated and less secure.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrats are proposing a radical plan for maternal mental health and have today launched a petition calling on the Scottish Government to introduce the new five-point offer for mothers.

    Post-natal depression and depression during pregnancy affect up to one in five women. One in two women who experience it will go undetected and untreated.

  • Donald Trump and Theresa May holding hands at the White House.
    Article: May 16, 2018

    Trump's decision to scrap US participation in the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and short-sighted.

    The deal is far from perfect, but it is better to work with our partners to make changes than to pull out altogether and risk heightened tensions in the Middle East.

    Trump's careless actions serve as another reminder of the enormous value of our EU partners.

  • Article: May 16, 2018

    Following this morning's meeting of the Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP criticised the Transport Minister for evading reasonable questions on the age of refurbished ScotRail stock.

    Mr Rumbles has already attempted to gain this basic information by means of written questions. He has appealed to the Minister to confirm the lifespan of the new trains.

  • Article: May 15, 2018

    Responding to Lord Adonis' suggestion it would be a "real scandal" if Virgin and Stagecoach were allowed to continue running services on the East Coast mainline after their franchise agreement is terminated, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "Stagecoach failed spectacularly to deliver on its East Coast mainline rail contract, compromising one of Scotland's most important transport arteries.