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  • Article: May 20, 2019
    By Greg Foster

    We've release a whole range of new resources for local parties, covering everything from template emails, digital campaigning resources, template press releases and recruitment materials.

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  • Article: May 18, 2019

    It's been an exciting few weeks for the Lib Dems. Fresh off the back of our big local election wins, we're going into the European elections polling higher than we have in nearly a decade, and our campaigns around the country have well and truly taken off.

    And what's even better, is we have loads of new members to share the joy with!

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    But we fight every day against discrimination and inequality.

    The Liberal Democrats have always pushed for a fairer and more equal society. I was the originator and architect of the same-sex marriage act, which legalised same-sex marriage in the UK in 2013 when I was the minister for equalities in the Home Office. We have always fought for equal rights for all LGBT+ members and we continue to do so today.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    We've seen some incredibly exciting polls on the weeks since the local elections.

    We've got the message, the momentum and the membership.

    It's clear that we are the biggest and strongest Remain party, and we are on course to elect many more MEPs.

    But it is important to view these polls in the context of the D'Hondt voting system.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has today used a campaign stop in Edinburgh to call for remain voters to unite behind the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit.

    In front of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge, he joined Lib Dem European election candidates and activists alongside former Change UK lead candidate David MacDonald, to call on Remain voters to unite to stop Brexit.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Commenting on the SNP's European election campaign launch, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "Every person who votes for the SNP at the European elections should know that their vote will be twisted by the SNP as support for independence.

    "Unlike the nationalists, Scottish Liberal Democrat don't want broken partnerships and new barriers.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has obtained new figures showing Barlinnie prison is now almost 500 people over capacity.

    It comes at the same time as the Scottish Government has published the parliamentary order which will introduce a new presumption against prison sentences of less than 12 months. The Scottish Liberal Democrats have pressed the Scottish Government to introduce a 12-month presumption since 2016.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for Labour voters to "lend us a vote to stop Farage and send a message on Brexit" as a new European election poll showed the Liberal Democrats overtaking Labour and closing the gap to the Brexit party.

    On a visit to Milngavie & Bearden's Men's Shed mental health initiative with Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson, Mr Rennie said:

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    In answer to a question lodged by Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Transport has admitted that Scotrail was forced to pay delayed passengers £1,119,818 in compensation, in 2018/19, up 72.8% from £647,670 in 2017/18.

    The news follows reports by consumer watchdog Which?, that Scotrail is one of the most difficult rail companies in the UK for passengers to claim compensation from. With delayed customers expected to provide 24 separate pieces of information before the company will consider a claim.

  • Article: May 17, 2019

    Brexit is a national embarrassment - and it's going to hurt young people more than anyone else.

    It leaves us weaker in the fight against the climate crisis.

    It strips our universities of millions of pounds of funding.

    It takes away our right to live in, work in, travel in and fall in love with the 27 other countries of the European Union.