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

  • Article: Oct 13, 2021
    By Mark Pack

    On Monday 18th of October the Board will hosting a surgery for all Party members.

    This is an open invitation to everyone, whether you have a burning question for us, would just like to get to know the Board a bit better, or have an issue you'd like to raise. We are all ears.

    The session will run from 18:00-19:00, please feel free to drop in and out as best fits your day, and you can register here.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    Just weeks before the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has used his first conference speech as party leader to set out the latest instalments in his plan to offer new hope for the climate emergency.

    Addressing party activists online, he called for:

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    Responding to new figures released today by Public Health Scotland showing that the 23,370 winter deaths in 2020/21 is the second highest number of winter deaths in the last 30 years, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "Last year mortality soared as we were struck by a once in a century global pandemic. This was made all the worse by a lack of preparation and a series of questionable ministerial decisions.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    Conference, this is the first time I have addressed you in this capacity and I am proud beyond measure to stand before you, as the leader of our party.

    I have attended every spring and autumn conference of the Scottish Liberal Democrats since I joined our party over 20 years ago. I have watched and participated in debates and in speeches that have shaped our policies, defined our responses to terrorism and the climate emergency and those that have kept us marching along the rocky road we have walked together in pursuit of a liberal society. I have sat among you, grieving the loss of liberal giants.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    Job Title: Parliamentary Assistant
    For: Beatrice Wishart MSP (Shetland)
    Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh
    Hours: Full time, 37 hours
    Salary: £24,000-£25,000, dependent on experience
    Contract: Full-time, fixed term contract 1 year (with the possibility of becoming permanent)
    Closing date: To apply for the position, please send a CV and supporting document to [email protected] or 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0HX by midnight on 26th October 2021.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    Responding to Scottish Labour's call for a Holyrood Covid inquiry, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "The joint Westminster committee report identifies failing after failing at a time when both the UK and Scottish Governments were working in tandem.

    "People whose parents died in care homes, those struggling with long Covid and those whose businesses went under need answers about the decisions that were taken which turned their lives upside down.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2021

    In the week beginning 3 October 2021 just 71.3% of those attending A&E were seen within the four hour target time. This is a new record low, and almost a 5% decrease from the week before.

    7,212 people waited longer than four hours, which is a new high.

    In NHS Forth Valley, just 50.3% of patients were seen within the target time.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton and Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have today called on the UK Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to over 22,000 extra pensioners across Scotland. The measure would prevent pensioners being forced to "choose between eating and heating this winter", say the Lib Dems.