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Scottish Liberal Democrats Demand Better

Those who seek to divide us will never win. It's time to stop this national embarrassment.

Britain deserves better than this. Demand better than Brexit now >www.libdems.org.uk/exit-brexit

  • Article: May 26, 2019
    By Dan Schmeising

    So as you may have heard - Vince is stepping down. That means a leadership contest has been triggered. Here's how to have your say on the future of our party!

    But who can vote for the next Lib Dem leader?

    The answer is simple - to vote, you need to join the Lib Dems as a member.

    Who's standing to be leader?

  • Article: May 24, 2019

    As you know, Vince has now formally announced his resignation, and, as your President, I am triggering the process for the election of his successor as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    I'd like to take a moment to thank Vince for all he's done since he was elected leader in 2017. He's been a steadying influence when it was most needed - and that's led to us gaining new MEPs (exact number to be announce tomorrow evening!) and almost 800 councillors. Thank you, Vince.

  • Article: May 24, 2019

    Last night, the British people finished voting in the European elections. The fallout is there for all to see, with the Prime Minister finally conceding this morning that she has reached the end of the road.

    Our campaigning over the last three years has kept the cause of remaining in the European Union alive, and I now believe we have a strong chance of stopping Brexit. When the votes are counted on Sunday, I expect us to do well.

  • Article: May 24, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    This morning, Theresa May conceded defeat and announced her resignation as Prime Minister.

    This will undoubtedly be spun by hardline Tories as a failure on her behalf. They'll tell us that a true Brexit believer would have been able to do it.

    But a new Prime Minister won't solve Brexit. Neither will a General Election. Leaving the EU without a deal will cause our country untold harm and widen the gap between the richest and poorest in society.

  • Article: May 23, 2019
    By Dan Schmeising

    That's that - polls for the European elections are now closed!

    We've fought so, so hard - I'm incredibly proud of each and every single one of our candidates, campaigners and voters. 💛

    In the last 6 weeks, we've:

    🔶 Fought a large-scale campaign that went toe-to-toe with Labour, the Conservatives and Nigel Farage's Brexit Party
    🔶 Delivered over 12 million letters
    🔶 Reached over 2.5 million people via social media - on polling day alone
    🔶 Knocked on 225,000 doors
    🔶 Nearly tripled our standing in the polls - from 7% to 20%:

  • Article: May 23, 2019

    Responding to reports that EU citizens are being turned away from polling stations and denied a vote, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "It's so disappointing to see the large number of EU citizens wrongly denied the right to vote today. The government has totally failed in its duty to ensure that EU citizens' voices are heard.

    "The Government must be held to account for this bureaucratic shambles."

  • Article: May 23, 2019

    We've had an amazing campaign - and now it's nearly over. You've got until 10 tonight to get out and cast your vote for the Liberal Democrats to stop Brexit!

    We're the biggest, strongest Remain party - and we're on course for an amazing result. These European elections are your chance to send a message to the pro-Brexit Labour and Conservative parties - we just want it to stop.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, has today hit out at the UK Government's strategy for reducing plastic pollution. Mr. Carmichael branded the plans as "unambitious" as he blasted the Government for taking until April 2020 to take meaningful action.

    Commenting, Mr. Carmichael said:

    "It is good to see that the Government finally conceded that there is a need to get serious about plastic pollution, but this plan is not ambitious enough to save our seas.

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    On a campaign visit to Edinburgh, as part of a final day tour criss-crossing the UK, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable has today told a gathering of party activists that it is crystal clear that the Liberal Democrats are the party of Remain.

    Vince Cable said:

    "It is crystal clear that the Liberal Democrats are the party of Remain. Our support has being growing in recent weeks because we have a simple message: stop Brexit

  • Article: May 22, 2019

    Commenting on this morning's evidence session on the workplace parking levy, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

    "The amendment says that the burden of the tax falls on the occupier of premises, but it can also be expanded by ministers at any time to apply to whoever they like.