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

  • Article: Aug 19, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrats are turning up the heat on the SNP in the Shetland by-election with only ten days until polling day.

    In advance of his second visit to the campaign, Willie Rennie, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has challenged the SNP candidate to declare immediately whether he would vote with his constituents or his party on another independence referendum. There will be a parliamentary vote on the issue within days of the by-election and therefore voters have a right to know how Tom Wills would vote.

  • Article: Aug 19, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart today revealed that Shetlanders are waiting more than 600 days for mental health treatment on the SNP's watch, describing the waits as "devastating".

    A Scottish Liberal Democrat freedom of information request has shown:

    • 62 adults waiting over a year to start their treatment (treated in 2018/19 or still on the waiting list at the end of the year),
    • Adults waiting up to 643 days (over 21 months) to begin their treatment.
  • Article: Aug 18, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today warned the Scottish Government is set to "leave families in the lurch" after a buried report showed the Scottish Government's early learning expansion is 5,135 childcare places and 416 staff behind schedule.

    The report, dated June 2019, was only made available in response to a Scottish Liberal Democrat parliamentary question answered on 7 August. It wasn't the subject of either a Scottish Government or Improvement Service press release and it hasn't appeared on either of their publications pages or on social media, despite being highly anticipated by those in the sector.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019

    And then sign up for conference 👇

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019

    London is a liberal city. Over 250 languages are spoken in the capital, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. As host to one of the largest Pride events in Europe and the biggest carnival outside Rio, London and its residents celebrate diversity and embrace difference.

    London is also a Remain city. It is home to a third of all the EU citizens living in the UK and every sector in the capital - from hoteliers to health-workers, builders to bankers - relies on EU migrants to thrive.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    Congratulations to Jane Dodds and the Welsh Lib Dems for the brilliant result in Brecon and Radnorshire! Thank you to everyone of you who helped, both by appearing in the constituency to knock on doors and deliver leaflets, and for those who phoned, helped with admin tasks from a distance too. Jane is already showing that she will be an exceptional MP, joining Jo Swinson's parliamentary party.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    There are plenty of similarities between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery - maybe it's Johnson's way of sucking up for that trade deal. Which probably makes him the only person in the country looking forward to chlorinated chicken.

    In fact, in a speech a while, Trump said "they call [Johnson] Britain Trump and people are saying that's a good thing. They like me over there."*

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    Commenting on the nationalisation of the Ferguson shipyard, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Some serious mistakes have been made which have resulted in delayed ferries for west coast communities and the jobs of hundreds of workers put at risk.

    "Today is not the day to apportion blame and urgent lessons must be learnt.