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Lib Dem portfolios announced

May 22, 2011 12:01 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has announced the portfolios for his new team in the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

"We may be a small team, but we're a strong team and we will be a strong Liberal voice in the Scottish Parliament.

"I want each Liberal Democrat to scrutinise Government plans to make sure civil liberties, local services and decision making are protected and long-term sustainable plans to get the economy moving are prioritised.

"When the nationalist administration sets aside independence and focuses on these issues, we will work with them. But we will not be afraid to stand up the SNP when they get their priorities wrong.

"In this new Parliament, despite our small number, we are no different to the other opposition parties. An SNP majority means they control Parliament - neither our votes nor those of the other parties can stop an SNP bulldozer. But Liberal Democrats can and will use persuasion, argument and mobilised public concern to make the case for a better Scotland."


Portfolios are divided as follows:

Willie Rennie - Leader
Liam McArthur: Education & Energy
Alison McInnes: Health & Justice
Tavish Scott: Business & Economy
Jim Hume: Rural, Environment, Housing & Transport