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

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

    Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    Responding to comments from Alex Salmond in which he makes clear that he doesn't want to wait til 2023 for another independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alistair Carmichael MP said:

    "Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond don't care about your job, your parent's operation or your child's schooling.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

    "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

    "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and former UK leader Menzies Campbell have today set out the party's plans for reforming the UK and ensuring that it works for everyone.

    At the site used by the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2004, the leaders launched the party's new report Bring Our Country Together, which highlights a series of recommendations for making the machinery of the UK work better. The report highlights six key steps:

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    Responding to Scotland passing 10,000 deaths from covid-19, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "When I think of 10,000 deaths, I think of 10,000 broken families and friends. I think of the pain and the loss.

    "For their sake we must learn the lessons of what went right and what went wrong.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have today used a visit to an Edinburgh food retailer to set out plans as part of the Scottish election campaign in which they have committed to put recovery first.

    The party is unveiling bold plans to shake up the business rates system - something which is a far bigger tax burden for businesses in and around the high street than their online competitors.

  • Article: Apr 7, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie and Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey have today used a campaign stop in Edinburgh to warn that vaccine passports are undercover ID cards.

    Ed Davey is expected to demand a vote in the UK Parliament on the Prime Minister's controversial proposals. Willie Rennie will join him and urge the Scottish Government to suspend plans until MSPs can reconvene and scrutinise the plan after the election.