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David Evans meets B&B committee

David Evans (back row 2nd from left) meets the local LibDem general election campaign committee

Welcome to Banffshire and Buchan Coast Liberal Democrats web site. Designed to keep you up-to-date with local events as well as what's happening nationwide.

Local Liberal Democrats choose General Election candidate.

The local Party has selected David Evans to contest the 2015 General Election. Originally from Newburgh David attended school in Ellon before studying Law at Aberdeen University. He now works for the NHS in Aberdeen.

David will fight a positive campaign. He will also explain to voters what the LibDems in coalition at Westminster have acheived in government during the past 5 years when they inheritied the worst economic recesion of a generation. Some of the acheivements , include the lowering of personal tax for the poorest paid, increasing old age pensions, increasing child care, as well as helping many businesses through the current recession.

He will also hold the SNP to account for their failures in government.

As part of the UK Government the Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice in coalition with the Conservatives. We will continue to work toward a fairer Britain.

"We will work towards delivering a fairer society that the Labour Party and the Conservative Party have failed to deliver when previously in government on their own during the past 50+ years. We will work hard re-build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us. We will reform politics so that every person and every vote counts. Fairness will be our aim in all that we do as we seek to provide a stable government that serves the whole of the UK."

"You can find out more, including how to keep in touch or join the Liberal Democrats, on this site."

Recent updates

  • Article: May 5, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has attacked the high degree of arrogance and conceit of SNP claims that they speak for all of Scotland - before people have even cast their vote.

    In a speech this evening, Nicola Sturgeon will claim to have created a new "test of legitimacy" of any government in a bid to stoke up more division and put forward a second referendum.

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has warned that the SNP's plans are a recipe for instability and division as he set out the choice facing voters on a visit to Edinburgh today.

    Speaking ahead of the final Scottish TV Leaders Debate before polling day, Mr Rennie was joined at Mike Crockart's Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat office by former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell as they highlighted the risks of the SNP's dangerous borrowing plans using a cheque setting out the £3.1bn debt repayments their economic policy would require.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "The SNP's offer to voters is a recipe for instability and division.

    "With days until the polls, voters have a choice between a government anchored in the centre ground with the Liberal Democrats or a government of instability with the SNP who would leave Scotland and the UK facing massive debt repayments and open the door to a second referendum.

    "The SNP's reckless borrowing plans would result in us paying £3.1bn each year to rich bankers, heaping debt onto future generations.

    "Nicola Sturgeon's continued refusal to rule out a second referendum threatens a return to the divisions in communities, the economic uncertainty and the Scottish government taking its eye off the ball that we experienced only eight months ago.

    "In each of our eleven held Liberal Democrat seats, voters have a choice between stability, unity and decency in government with the Liberal Democrats or instability and division with the SNP.

    "Only the Liberal Democrats have a responsible, decent plan to balance the books by 2018 and deliver an £800million boost to the Scottish NHS. Our positive plans will build a stronger economy and a fairer society, creating opportunity for all."

  • Article: May 3, 2015

    Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy today told Nicola Sturgeon that the uncertainty which exists over a second referendum must come to an end as he joined Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander in Inverness.

    Speaking before returning to the campaign trail in Ross-shire and Lochaber, Mr Kennedy said:

  • Article: May 1, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has today highlighted the party's 'trail-blazing' plans for investment in mental health.

    Mr Rennie joined volunteers and therapy animals from Canine Concern's 'therapet' programme in Edinburgh today to discuss how their work is already helping to support people across the capital suffering from mental ill-health.

    During the therapet session Mr Rennie set out the Scottish Liberal Democrats' 5 step plan to invest in mental health.

  • Article: Apr 30, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today set out plans to raise the income tax threshold further as the SNP faced further chaos on their plans to hold a second referendum.

    On a visit to a successful Edinburgh farm shop with Edinburgh candidate Mike Crockart, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie highlighted his party's fairer tax plans. It comes as Scots receive their first paycheck after the latest increase to the income tax threshold.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has said that the United Kingdom needs a "responsible and balanced" approach towards its defence capabilities.

    It comes after a defence and security chiefs called for all parties to commit to a renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent.

    Sir Menzies Campbell said:

    "In these uncertain times, Britain needs a responsible and balanced approach towards its defence capability and nuclear deterrent. It is a statement of the obvious that the geopolitical climate has moved on from the cold war but we face extensive instability in the Middle East and Russian expansionism and provocation on the fringes of Europe.

    "Notwithstanding these uncertainties, we can still take further steps down the nuclear ladder. It is worth remembering that in the last 25 years, the United Kingdom has abandoned nuclear artillery shells, nuclear depth charges, free fall bombs with nuclear warheads and made substantial reductions in the number of warheads carried on its nuclear armed submarines.

    "Limiting ourselves to three submarines when replacing the current fleet of four Trident armed submarines and moving away from continuous at sea deterrence, while always maintaining the capacity to surge to armed patrols if necessary would help us to fulfil our commitments to the nuclear non proliferation treaty, and make a significant contribution to multilateral nuclear disarmament, all without risk to the security of our nation.

    "This is the responsible and balanced approach to which the Liberal Democrats are committed."

  • Article: Apr 29, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today set out the clear choice facing voters in each of the eleven Lib Dem seats as he gave a Lib Dem team talk ahead of the start of the final week of campaigning.

    Speaking to a team of footballers at the World of Football in Edinburgh today, where each of the eleven footballers wore a specially-made shirt highlighting a Lib Dem held seat, Mr Rennie said:

    "Neither Labour nor the Conservatives will win a majority of seats at Westminster. With the general election campaign well into the second half, voters in each of our eleven held seats face a clear decision - who do you want to influence government?

    "The choice is between a stable coalition with Liberal Democrats which delivers an £800m boost for Scotland's NHS and balances the books fairly. Or the SNP's plans to borrow even more than Labour as they put the country into further uncertainty with their second referendum plans.

    "I am confident that when we put forward this positive offer to build a stronger economy and a fairer society, people will choose to back our Lib Dem candidate in each of our eleven held seats. That is the only way to stop the SNP. We are the choice for staying on the path to recovery."

  • Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Business and Equalities Minister, and candidate for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson today launched a five point plan to create opportunity for women at home and abroad.

    Speaking as she met female apprentices and employees during a visit to a motorcycle components manufacturer in East Dunbartonshire with Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Jo Swinson set out Liberal Democrat plans to break down barriers facing women from all walks of life and across all generations.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the SNP and the Conservatives of being partners-in-crime in stoking up division for their own political gain, urging both to put forward a positive vision for stable and lasting constitutional reform.

    It comes after SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon refused to quash uncertainty by ruling out plans for a second referendum.

  • Article: Apr 27, 2015

    Former Liberal Democrat leader and candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber Charles Kennedy has said that the Liberal Democrats will not put the unity of the United Kingdom at risk as the General Election campaign enters its final stretch.

    Campaigning with Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire today, Mr Kennedy challenged the Scottish Conservatives and the SNP for trying to reopen the independence vote after Scots voted to stay in the UK.