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#SP2021 – LibDems criticise SNP for pushing for second referendum

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, took a posed karate lesson in The Meadows yesterday, showing that he is prepared to fight for every vote.As part of the election campaign, Mr Rennie encouraged voters...

Liberal Democrats claim success in their budget negotiations

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Lib Dems say they have secured more than £300m of budget support for mental health, education and councils following negotiations with the Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes.Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie announced on...

Rennie demands more data to clarify SQA moderations

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Following the publication of exam results yesterday by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) the matter of those pupils whose results were downgraded has been in the news.In 2020, candidates received results based on...

Tables and chairs are the answer say the LibDems

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Scottish Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the latest coronavirus emergency legislation to help allow more cafés, restaurants and bar when they reopen to use closed roads to enable social distancing between customers. The...

Coronavirus – Lib Dems creating community taskforce

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Lib Dems launch Coronavirus Community TaskforceLiberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey has set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors', members', activists' and supporters' response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities.  Setting...

Liberal Democrats urge council to support the hall in Corstorphine

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Jardine Urges Council To Approve Support For HallEdinburgh West Liberal Democrat, Christine Jardine, has today called on the City of Edinburgh Council to approve a funding request to rebuild Corstorphine Public Hall.Built in 1892,...

#GE2019 Liberal Democrats – Stop Brexit and invest in mental health services

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie had much the same message on the campaign trail today as he did yesterday. Stop Brexit and invest in public services.Today it is mental health services which...

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown dies

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The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Lord Ashdown has died at the age of 77.Paddy Ashdown, the former MP for Yeovil was a Marine, a politician and also High Commissioner to Bosnia...

Lib Dem leader looks to Robert the Bruce for inspiration

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At his party’s Scottish Conference in Dunfermline later today, Willie Rennie will call on his party to stand up for progressive politics.  He will call on the inspiration of Robert the Bruce who refused...

Letter from Scotland

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All this talk of “100 days” has alarmed me. It’s referring, of course, to the run-up to the Scottish elections on 5 May but somehow it sounds more cataclysmic….like a great flood or the end...

Charles Kennedy dies at 55

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The news has broken this morning that former Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP and lifelong politician Charles Kennedy has died suddenly at home in Fort William at the age of 55.The Edinburgh Reporter remembers...

Liberal Democrat Manifesto 2015

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The Liberal Democrats have a multi-coloured booklet which contains their manifesto pledges.The polls tell us that it will be LibDem MPs who lose out to SNP candidates, but of course the proof of the...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Stuart Bridges

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Stuart Bridges is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Pentland Hills Ward. He studied economics at Edinburgh University and is a Chartered Secretary by profession. He has worked in financial services for over twenty years...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Alan Beal

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Alan Beal is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward. We have no further details for him at this time. If you have some please email us. Also we require a copy of his...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Robert Aldridge

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Robert Aldridge is the LibDem candidate for Drum Brae/Gyle ward.He is a serving councillor and has been Vice Convener of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee in the current administration. We photographed him last year...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Neil Maclean

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Neil Maclean is the Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Sighthill/Gorgie Ward. We have no further details for him at this time. If you do then please contact us by email. We also require a copy...

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