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

  • Article: Mar 1, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today committed to banning the practice of conversion therapy for LGBT+ people.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have campaigned to ban conversion therapy since 2014 and are the first party to commit to supporting the End Conversion Therapy campaign's calls for legislation to ban:

  • Article: Mar 1, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today released a new report entitled Federalism: Still the best future for Scotland, outlining a series of radical proposals for reforming the United Kingdom.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie tasked former leader Ming Campbell with re-examining and refreshing the party's approach to reform of the United Kingdom to address the failures of the status quo and give Scotland and the nations and regions of the UK a bigger say on the future of our joint endeavour to recover from the pandemic.

  • Article: Feb 28, 2021

    Commenting on the prospect of a no confidence vote in Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Liberal Democrats will support a motion of no confidence if John Swinney continues to flout the will of parliament.

    "There is a simple way for John Swinney to avoid another no confidence vote and that is to release the legal advice as parliament has twice made very clear it expects him to do.

  • Article: Feb 28, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Molly Nolan has condemned the behaviour of people who dispose of their waste illegally and called for them to "face the full force of the law".

    It comes after a research by Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed that 127,625 reports of flytipping were flagged to local authorities in the past two years, but only 12 were referred to the Procurator Fiscal.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For more up to date information from the Lib Dem Lords, follow us on twitter: @LibDemLords

    Here's what our peers got up to this week.

    Monday 22nd February

    Each day in the Lords begins with four oral questions to the Government on different topics. Dee Doocey took the Government to task for often taking many weeks, or even months, to answer Written Questions submitted by peers. They are a critical tool for parliamentarians, she said, and government departments are working in a way that is detrimental for others trying to hold ministers to account.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd February

    Monday 22nd February

    All eyes were on the Prime Minister on Monday as he delivered an address to Parliament, setting out a roadmap of rolling back restrictions as the pandemic heads into a new phase.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Commenting on the Scottish Government's plans for the next phase of the vaccine rollout, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Millions of Scots are waiting anxiously to hear when they will be able to get vaccinated.

    "The JCVI has looked at all of the evidence and laid out proposals for how to maximise protection and prevent more tragic deaths.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And yesterday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.