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Liberal Democrats work all the year round on your behalf not just election time

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's statement that she will decide in the Autumn about whether to hold another independence referendum the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie said:

    "There will be a collective, depressed sigh across Scotland today that our First Minister is plotting on independence once again.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    Speaking in response to a report in the Sunday Herald that a senior Scottish Government civil servant met chief constable Phil Gormley on 30th November, the justice spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "This report means that last week's parliamentary statement by the Justice Secretary was incomplete. A senior official meeting Mr Gormley is something that should have been mentioned, given the claims by his legal team that he raised his employment status at the meeting.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed that the Scottish Government has purchased almost half a million disposable cups in the past year, equivalent to more than 1,200 per day.

    Orkney MSP Liam McArthur said the revelation showed the Scottish Government must "get its own house in order" and challenged Scottish Ministers to lead by example in reducing waste.

  • A cluster of Liberal Democrat balloons.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    As GDPR Project Manager for the Liberal Democrats my job is ensure the entire party is in compliance the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May.

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  • Surgeons operating in theatre.
    Article: Jan 12, 2018

    Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

    In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2018

    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has today called on the Scottish Government to improve transparency and accountability, warning that "There can only be one reason that government ministers do not keep a formal record of a meeting. They have something to hide."

    The 'Get it Minuted' campaign is calling on people and organisations to insist on meetings with the Scottish Government having agendas, notes and minutes.

  • Article: Jan 12, 2018

    Edinburgh Airport is one of the busiest international airports in the UK, a vital and growing hub for tourism and industry for Edinburgh and much of Scotland. However, the changing nature of the air traffic and the timing of flights has put the airport and local communities at loggerheads.

    Ms Jardine highlighted that as the airport has grown, residents have reported an increased disturbance due to night time flights.

  • Article: Jan 11, 2018

    Alistair Carmichael, MP for the Northern Isles, has challenged the Government over their continued supply of UK arms to Saudi Arabia, which are then used on civilian targets.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr. Carmichael said:

    "Given what we know Saudi Arabia to be doing in Yemen is it appropriate that we should still be selling arms to them?"

  • Article: Jan 11, 2018

    As we endure another winter crisis in the NHS, it is vital to be campaigning on health services in your area.

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    Article: Jan 11, 2018
    By Layla Moran

    There were 3,750 teachers in England on long-term stress leave in 2016/17, up 5% on the previous year, Liberal Democrat research has revealed.

    It means one in 83 teachers is now on long-term leave of one month or more for stress and mental health issues, up from one in 95 three years ago and one in 90 last year.