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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: Mar 2, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that the SNP's super ID database case has been dealt a devastating blow by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), as their submission to the Scottish Government's consultation was revealed today.

    In a series of damning criticisms, the ICO warned:

  • Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the chief constable to listen to front-line police officers after a critical independent report revealed that the morale of police officers in Ayrshire was being damaged by constant pressure to conduct stop and searches.

     

    An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) inspection of Police Scotland's Ayrshire division said: "Whilst we acknowledge KPI and performance targets are strongly reinforced in the division we noted that some officers and staff felt that the emphasis on targets had unintended consequences."

  • Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said the Chief Constable must to listen to frontline police officers after a critical independent report today revealed that the morale of police officers in Ayrshire was being damaged by constant pressure to conduct stop and searches.

    An HMICS inspection of Police Scotland's Ayrshire division said: "Whilst we acknowledge KPI and performance targets are strongly reinforced in the division we noted that some officers and staff felt that the emphasis on targets had unintended consequences." It went on to note that officers within the force felt that the use of stop and search was prioritised disproportionately over other valuable police work that was not measured.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie MSP has sought to rally support from MSPs against the SNP's worrying plans to create a super ID database.

    Mr Rennie tabled a motion in parliament today as the Scottish Government's controversial consultation on the plans drew to a close.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have raised concerns that the database would be intrusive, costly and would increase the power of the state. The party has already put forward a list of parliamentary questions to SNP ministers amidst concerns that the appropriate work hasn't been undertaken to identify the full risks.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that fault lies squarely at the SNP Government's door for a crisis in Scotland's hospitals which has resulted in thousands of beds being blocked by patients clinically able to leave hospital.

    Figures revealed today showed that in December last year, despite the NHS in Scotland catering for a tenth of the population of England, the number of bed blocking days represented a quarter of that of England's. 31,610 bed blocking days were reported in Scotland, with two NHS Grampian hospitals accounting for a tenth of all delayed discharges.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have demanded an explanation from SNP ministers over claims on NHS funding after figures revealed that health boards across Scotland are still being short changed.

    On the 11th January this year, the Scottish Government issued a statement which said that an additional tranche of funding would "bring all health boards to within one per cent of parity under the NHS funding formula, NRAC, a year earlier than planned."

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today demanded an explanation from SNP ministers over claims on NHS funding after figures revealed that health boards across Scotland are still being short changed.

    On 11 January this year, the Scottish Government issued a statement which said that an additional tranche of funding would "bring all health boards to within 1 per cent of parity under the NHS funding formula, NRAC, a year earlier than planned."

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today warned the Scottish Government is failing children and young people with mental health problems as figures published today showed health boards failed to meet targets in accessing crucial child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

    Official statistics published today showed that between October and December last year, 86 percent of children and adolescents were seen at CAMHS units within the March 2013 target of 26 weeks. In December 2014, the target treatment time was reduced to 18 weeks. Between the same period, only 78.9% of patients were seen within the December 2014 target of 18 weeks. In both instances, the Scottish Government target is to be achieved for at least 90% of patients.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today warned the system of retained firefighters risks being stretched to breaking point as new figures revealed the loss of hundreds of staff during the first year of the new national service.

    Official statistics published today showed that between April 2013 and March 2014 the total number of full-time equivalent staff working for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dropped from 8,964 to 8,484 - a decrease of five per cent compared to one per cent the previous year.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the Scottish Government is failing children and young people with mental health problems as figures published today showed health boards failed to meet an old target in access to crucial Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

    Official statistics published today showed that between October and December last year, 86 percent of children and adolescents were seen at CAMHS units within the March 2013 target of 26 weeks. In December 2014, the target treatment time was reduced to 18 weeks. Between the same period, only 78.9 percent of patients were seen within the December 2014 target of 18 weeks.