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

  • Article: Apr 14, 2021
    By Ryan Cairns

    The climate emergency cannot wait. Unless there is urgent action to tackle out of control transport emissions, our environment and the health of future generations will suffer.

    As trustees of our world, Liberal Democrats understand we have a duty to pass on a sustainable legacy for future generations.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2021
    By Media Team

    For too long, vulnerable people have been subjected to harrowing long waits for mental health treatment.

    It is impossible to imagine just how hard it must be. Despite the warnings, it is only getting worse with the pandemic.

    As Scotland begins to reopen, we desperately need to put the recovery first and invest in mental health services. We need a mental health recovery plan.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.

    Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.

    We've collected a few of those memories here.

    You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Responding to Open Democracy's investigation into racism against Scotland's Travellers which quotes Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross as saying "I am disappointed and frustrated that we seem to have to bend over backwards for this ethnic minority" and notes that a council committee chaired by Ross ruled that Traveller sites would not be allowed within a kilometre of existing settlements, a policy described by Traveller community elder Lynne Tammi as "apartheid", convenor of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, former MEP and candidate for Moray, Sheila Ritchie said:

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    On a visit to a building site in Edinburgh, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today set out a commitment to switch one million homes from polluting mains gas to climate-friendly heating by 2030.

    The party's zero carbon homes strategy would help deliver ambitious targets to reduce emissions and would also create incentives for all households to improve their energy efficiency, with an initial five-year programme that will improve 80,000 homes per year.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has set out ambitious plans to save Scotland's nature for future generations with a new Nature Recovery Law.

    The party say urgent action is needed to write into law a requirement for governments to tackle the crisis facing Scotland's natural environment.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    I want to send my best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world as we welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Ramadan is a time of reflection, renewal and generosity. These are much needed in our communities, our politics and all our lives.

    A second year observing Ramadan with restrictions on meeting together will be difficult. Holding an iftar will be different, loved ones will be missed and celebrations will be muted.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Responding to the death of Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Shirley was a personal inspiration to me, sparking that initial interest in politics in the 1980s. She had the sharpest mind, a stubborn doggedness and a warm personality.

    "She was interested in people's views, especially opponents. I still recall her gently holding the hand of an independence supporter on Dunfermline High Street as she listened intently to her opposing opinion. It lasted a good ten minutes which on a busy campaign visit was a very long time.

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