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  • Article: May 27, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a full commitment to the Smith Agreement must be front and centre of the first Conservative Queen's speech tomorrow (Wednesday 27th May).

    Speaking ahead of the Queen's Speech, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie said:

    "David Cameron must put the more powers for Scotland agreed by the five-party Smith Commission front and centre of his Queen's speech today.

  • Article: May 27, 2015

    Today (Wednesday 27 May) Nick Clegg will respond to the Queen's Speech for the Liberal Democrats.

    In his first intervention in the House of Commons since the election, Nick will say:

    "The Liberal Democrats worked hard to ensure that the Coalition Government's agenda had a clear thread of liberalism running through it - from the priority we gave to mental health and the green agenda, to creating the pupil premium and protecting our civil liberties.

  • Article: May 26, 2015

    Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, has written about the Tories' plans to abolish the Human Rights Act. You can back our campaign to protect it here.

    Tom writes:

    In Coalition, the Tories said they would abolish the Human Rights Act as quickly as possible if they had their own way.

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    Article: May 22, 2015

    The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates Tim Farron and Norman Lamb have joined forces to launch the party's campaign to protect the Human Rights Act.

    Before the election, the Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

    Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.

  • Article: May 21, 2015

    Before the election Liberal Democrats warned that if the Conservatives won a majority they would scrap the Human Rights Act.

    Now the Conservatives have set out plans to abolish the Human Rights Act in the first 100 days of this Parliament.

    The Human Rights Act protects your basic human rights regardless of your gender, religion or background and ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly.

  • Article: May 20, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has unveiled new plans to ensure his party listens to the views of people across Scotland.

    Following the General Election result, Mr Rennie has instructed the party to set up its biggest and most democratic listening exercise, with a policy roadshow being launched this summer.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have used a Scottish Government debate to press ministers to improve access to mental health services.

    During a debate on Allied Health Professionals in parliament today, Mr Hume said the role of these individuals must be central to the treatment and prevention of mental ill health.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has said that another setback in the improvements of Scotland's A&E waiting times shows that the SNP Government still has its eye off the ball.

    Weekly A&E figures published today showed that 155 patients faced waits of more than 8 hours, up from 76 the previous week.

  • Article: May 15, 2015

    The Liberal Democrats first post-election volunteer event has been described as a runaway success.

    On Wednesday 120 volunteers visited the party's London HQ for the first event since polling day.

    The event provided new members and volunteers with the opportunity to socialise with other Liberal Democrats as well as to find out more about what volunteering with the party involves and rounded off with some phone calling.

  • Article: May 15, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the SNP of distorting their mandate following reports of Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with the Prime Minister today.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "The SNP are already distorting their mandate.

    "During the election they said their priorities were austerity and trident but since the election it's all been about the constitution.