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  • Article: Apr 22, 2017

    Tim Farron has ruled out doing any coalition deals with Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn after the election.

    Every Liberal Democrat vote and every Liberal Democrat MP elected is a challenge to Theresa May's Hard Brexit agenda. In the next parliament we will fight to stop a disastrous Hard Brexit, keep Britain in the Single Market and make sure people have their say on the final Brexit deal in a referendum with remain as an option.

  • The Lib Dems have been a strong voice for Giffnock and Thornliebank in the past with former coincillor Alex Mackie, pictured here with candidate Christopher Park
    Article: Apr 22, 2017
    By Chris Park

    The Scottish Liberal Democrats are fielding four candidates in East Renfrewshire for the upcoming local elections with the hope of reclaiming a seat in Giffnock and Thornliebank. Most of our campaign efforts are being put into the Giffnock and Thornliebank ward where candidate Christopher Park hopes to follow in the footsteps of Alex Mackie, who served as a councillor for the ward between 2007 and 2012.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    While visiting a farm near Kelty this morning to help with the lambing season, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said that the upcoming council election is a chance for Liberal Democrat local champions to breathe new life into communities across Scotland.

    Commenting Mr Rennie said:

    "With less than two weeks until polling day Liberal Democrat candidates have a spring in their step.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2017

    The President of the European Parliament has said Britain would be welcomed back with open arms if voters changed their minds about Brexit on 8 June.

    This directly contradicts Theresa May's claim that 'there is no turning back' after Article 50.

    Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said: "This shows it's not too late to prevent a divisive, hard Brexit.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has accused the government of engaging in a "politically dubious" act announcing the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal.

    Mr Davey, who is seeking the Lib Dem nomination for his former seat of Kingston and Surbiton, likened the £2.3bn agreement to "selling off the family silver".

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today accused the UK government of being "environmentally irresponsible" after the controversial sale of the Green Investment Bank to an Australian bank in a cut price deal.

    The Green Investment Bank, set up by the UK government five years ago to invest in renewable and low carbon projects, has been sold to Macquarie Bank for £2.3bn.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called for a "fundamental shift in culture" at the Scottish Police Authority after a new letter from HMICS raised questions over the transparency and inclusiveness of authority decisions.

    Mr McArthur said:

    "The letter by HM Inspector of Constabulary is the latest and most significant evidence that the SPA board needs a fundamental shift in culture and approach. As Scottish Liberal Democrats have long argued, dissent, transparency and openness to scrutiny will not damage the SPA's position but instead strengthen it.

  • Article: Apr 20, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister because he can't even lead his own party, the Liberal Democrats have said.

    Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's speech today, Liberal Democrat Shadow First Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael said: "Jeremy Corbyn is never going to be Prime Minister. He can't lead his own party, let alone our country. The more people see him, the less they want to vote for him.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Responding to new figures from the Scottish Chamber of Commerce and Fraser of Allander Institute showing continued subdued economic performance, higher prices and declining investment in the early part of this year, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Cllr Carolyn Caddick said:

    "These new statistics confirm our patchy economic performance, coming after official figures showed Scotland is on the brink of another recession while the rest of the UK grows.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called out Theresa May for refusing to take part in televised debates as ITV announced they will go ahead with a leaders' debate.

    Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions today, Tim Farron said: "This election can change the direction of our country. From the consequences of potential hard Brexit outside the Single Market to the future of our NHS and social care, schools and environment.