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

  • Article: Dec 1, 2020
    By L.G.B.T Liberal Democrats & Lib Dem Health and Care Association

    This World AIDs Day we have the opportunity to set ourselves an ambitious but achievable target: to end the transmission of HIV in England by 2030. Published today, the HIV Commission has outlined 20 measures necessary to achieve this worthy goal.

    As Liberal Democrats we have a responsibility to help make sure that we achieve it.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the Scottish Government to review its guidance on what type of masks are issued to healthcare workers after being contacted by staff. They believe the current surgical masks do not afford adequate protection when caring for positive or suspected positive Covid patients.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2020

    Responding to the First Minister's address to the SNP conference, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The First Minister has put independence first.

    "Everything else that needs to be done in Scotland, the mammoth task of recovery in front of us, all of that will have to wait for years in the queue behind another referendum.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2020

    Today marks Guru Nanak's Gurpurab, which commemorates the birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak.

    Guru Nanak was a significant figure: his message of acceptance, compassion and community remains relevant even today.

    I have seen these values put into action by British Sikhs, be it through the practice of the langar, especially in gurdwaras, or through dedicated service in our schools and emergency services.

  • Article: Nov 30, 2020

    The country is desperate to get life back to normal, particularly given how much has already been sacrificed.

    Time and time again, the Government has squandered the sacrifices the British people have made.

    But time and time again, the Government has squandered the sacrifices the British people have made through Ministers' unbelievable incompetence.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to make use of the "colossal" Scotland Cares volunteer database to tackle loneliness across Scotland this winter.

    He stressed that staying apart and indoors for months has been "an incredibly isolating experience" for thousands of people who would benefit from check-in calls and safe, friendly contact.

  • Article: Nov 28, 2020

    The Liberal Democrat gain this week in Scotland was part of the final contests of the year. Which means we can also tally up the net score for each party during 2020. It's the Lib Dems who come out on top:

    • Liberal Democrats: net 4 seats gained
    • SNP: net 1 seat lost
    • Labour: net 2 seats lost
    • Conservatives: net 2 seats lost
  • Article: Nov 27, 2020

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called on the Transport Secretary to "hammer home" to the DVSA that they should not be dispatching driving examiners from their usual centres in level four areas to conduct tests in other areas of Scotland, after staff contacted the party to raise concerns over the practice.