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  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today called for a Scottish leaders' debate in the upcoming general election, citing that parties wishing to win seats in Scotland should be exposed to public scrutiny as much as possible over the next seven weeks.

    Commenting Mr Rennie said:

    "I find it indefensible that that the Prime Minister has already ruled out a TV debate even though it was her that has called this election. This upcoming election is one of the most important that this country has ever had and for politicians to hide away from public scrutiny would be a disservice to the electorate.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2017

    Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats' European Union spokesperson, has confirmed he will be standing again in Sheffield Hallam.

    In a statement Mr Clegg said: "Theresa May has called a General Election out of opportunism and intolerance: opportunism in seeking to exploit the weakness of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour party; and intolerance in seeking a landslide majority to bring about 'unity', by which she means the ability to impose whatever interpretation of Brexit she wishes without meaningful scrutiny from Parliament.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat General Election campaign has got off to a flying start as new members have seen the party double in size since May 2015.

    In the short time since the snap General Election was announced the Liberal Democrats have gained over 2,500 new members.

    Commenting on the surge Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron said: "This election is a chance to change the direction of our country and thousands are joining our fight.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.

    What this means for Britain

    Only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority.

    Labour won't win any seats off the Conservatives.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Responding to the announcement of an snap general election, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

    "The Liberal Democrats are relishing the prospect of this election.

    "It is a chance to change the direction of the whole of the UK.

    "Our optimistic agenda is pro-UK, pro-EU and progressive. We stand with the majority opinion in this country.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Commenting on the Prime Minister's call for a General Election, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "This election is your chance to change the direction of our country.

    "If you want to avoid a disastrous Hard Brexit. If you want to keep Britain in the Single Market. If you want a Britain that is open, tolerant and united, this is your chance.

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    Speaking in response to reports that the Education Secretary John Swinney will issue a set of priorities for SNP councillors, the education spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Tavish Scott MSP said:

    "The message is clear that if you vote SNP in the local elections you get centralised SNP national policy. That means when SNP Ministers say jump their councillors will just ask Nicola how high?

  • Article: Apr 18, 2017

    On the fifth anniversary of the landmark Angiolini Report on female offending, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has said women still aren't being treated fairly by the justice system and called for short-term sentences to be brought to an end.

    New analysis conducted by the Scottish Liberal Democrat has shown:

  • Article: Apr 13, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP has today said that Liberal Democrats are winning elections up and down the UK as he visits Edinburgh and joins local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton and council candidates to campaign in the upcoming council election

    Mr Farron said:

    "Up and down the UK, Liberal Democrats have been winning by-election after by-election in council seats as people flock towards us in building a more tolerant and united country.

  • Article: Apr 13, 2017

    Liberal Democrats: Listening to Business

    Liberal Democrats are increasing seen as the only political party for business.

    But, to enable us to maximise our support for business, it is vital that we listen to, and work with, businesses and business organisations from all sectors.

    A Perfect Storm

    The Conservative Government's reaction to the referendum result is creating a perfect storm;