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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: Dec 19, 2014

    Following the publication of the annual report of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP commented: "The last year has been marked by controversies including the deployment of armed police on routine duties, the use of so-called voluntary stop and search, the closure of control rooms, police stations locking their doors to the public and the removal of the traffic warden service.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Alison McInnes MSP today welcomed news of improvements to be carried out at Aberdeen railway station as part of the new ScotRail franchise.

    Abellio - who will be taking over the franchise from First - is to invest up to £2.5m on improving passenger facilities at the station. This includes relocating the ticket office, rearranging the first class lounge and toilet to provide a business class lounge, new toilets, sleeper passenger facilities, and a café and retail unit fronting Union Square.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes today said that the newly-appointed chair of NHS Grampian faces a mammoth task in resolving the issues faced at the health board and has pledged to work with him to secure better health services for the North East.

    Sir Malcolm Bruce MP recently called out the SNP administration on its previous underfunding of Scotland's health service identified by the IFS. On top of this, NHS Grampian faces a funding gap which Audit Scotland says equated to a shortfall of £39.9m in 2013-14, reducing to £30.2m in 2014-15.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    We wish that more bus companies could follow the example of Edinburgh & the Lothians buses and provide a buggy space AND wheelchair space!

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Liberal Democrats today welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into historic child abuse in Scotland. The review was announced at Holyrood this afternoon on what Alison McInnes MSP described as "an important day for victims". 

    Mrs McInnes said: "Responding on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I welcomed that the public inquiry would have statutory powers - I have been calling for this for some time, and victims and survivors have long cried out for one. This is an important day for victims. It is absolutely right that we get to the truth of any allegations of abuse."

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that Scottish Liberal Democrat will urge the SNP to keep their eye on the ball and do what they can to boost jobs and growth.

    Figures published today showed that whilst the number of those in work has fallen slightly, the rate of unemployment has fallen further to 5.6 percent.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that sluggish improvements in performance against cancer waiting times targets mean that too many patients are still facing long waits to begin treatment within 62 days of urgent referral.

    Official figures published today showed that 93.5 percent of patients in July-September this year started treatment within 62 days of urgent referral compared to 92.9% for April-June.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the real legacy of the referendum experience must be a reinvigorated democracy.

    An electoral commission report into the referendum published today said that the referendum was well run and an example to be followed. The paper found that 10 percent of the 85 percent of those who turned out to vote were voting for the first time. 109,593 of those were aged 16 and 17.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that SNP ministers must be unrelenting in their efforts to drive down the £3bn cost of reoffending to Scotland each year.

    The call comes after figures published today showed that seventeen per cent (or 18,231) of all convictions in 2013-14 resulted in a main penalty of a community sentence. These have increased by 5 percentage points since 2004-05.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume has today formally launched his bid to stop smoking in cars with children present. The Scottish Liberal Democrat has now formally introduced a member's bill, which, if passed, could see smokers hit with a £100 fine if they are caught smoking in their car whilst children under the age of 18 are present.