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  • Article: Feb 18, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    Today 7 Labour MPs have left their party to become Independents.

    It's not unexpected, or unwelcome. In part, they've been pushed to this by Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to respect his party's policy on Brexit.

  • Article: Feb 17, 2019

    Speaking ahead of his party's spring conference next weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that this conference is a chance to show that sharp elbows and consistent campaigning can change public policy and that liberal ideas can help everyone to achieve their potential, as he highlighted new policy proposals on closing the attainment gap, early years education and supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that "we still have no clarity around how people's rights will be protected" as a series of letters between Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Parliament's Sub-Committee on Policing highlighted lingering concerns over the legality of Police Scotland's cyber kiosks.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson has today backed young people who are striking over climate change.

    Inspired by 16 year old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who held a solo protest outside the Swedish Parliament, this movement has now seen protests from 70,000 schoolchildren each week across 270 towns and cities worldwide.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson, has today criticised RBS for their poor customer service.

    On a day where RBS announced that profits more than doubled to £1.62bn in 2018, the bank has been ranked bottom of an official survey of customers' satisfaction with their banks.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today unveiled project manager and former NGO worker Jill Reilly as the party's prospective parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh East.

    As a project manager, Jill has worked in both the public and private sector, including healthcare, transport, justice and financial services. Currently she is managing a programme of work at Standard Life Assurance.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Every May, there are local elections in the UK, to elect the councillors that local after our local communities.

    In the Liberal Democrats, we're committed to making sure this year's local elections produce the biggest gains ever, returning hard-working Liberal Democrat councillors to town halls right across England.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to end their stonewalling and tell Parliament whether they are actively considering another independence referendum without a section 30 order.

    After Scottish Government ministers previously refused to provide answers, Mr Rumbles wrote to the Lord Advocate asking whether such measures were under consideration and what their legal implications would be. Responding, Lord Advocate James Wolffe declined to provide information on legal advice he may have provided and recommended asking the Scottish Government about the issues raised.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    It is less than a month now to Spring Conference in York. I'm sure many of you will by now have booked your trains and your accommodation to join us for all the interest that two days packed full of motions, training, fringes and meeting up with others from across the country. If you haven't booked yet, you can do so here: libdems.org.uk/spring-conference

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019
    By Claire Halliwell

    We all know the power of a good story.

    Storytelling is the oldest way of passing along information, in which facts can be shared but we also know it is also one of the most powerful for sharing our messages.

    That's why we want yours.

    We want to share your story to help us win the fight for an Exit from Brexit.