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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 25, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today called for answers over delays to the publication of crucial police data on incidents including domestic abuse and drug offences.

    It has emerged that Police Scotland has taken the decision to revise the release dates of four annual publications after the police encountered issues in merging the information. They are now expected to be published six months late.

  • Article: Mar 25, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume has said he is over the moon at news the Scottish Government is to endorse his Member's bill to ban smoking in cars with children present.

    The proposals, which have already received cross-party support and backing from many charities, 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.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    Commenting on news that Longannet power station is to close, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie said:

    "This is a sad day for Longannet and the dedicated and professional workforce. The power station has kept many lights on in many houses across the country.

  • Article: Mar 23, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed news that Marykirk School has received "very good" evaluations in four out of five performance indicators from Education Scotland.

    The report has outlined school's effort to involve staff, parents and children in decision- making. It notes that "supportive and nurturing relationships characterise the school". It also notes that "all staff at Marykirk School are reflective and ambitious to improve the school".

  • Article: Mar 21, 2015

    Speech from Willie Rennie MSP at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference:

    George is a young man. He lives in the Borders. George works hard but is not rich. He earns £12,000 a year.

    Before Liberal Democrats were in Government he used to pay over £1,100 income tax. But this year it will be cut to £200.

    George is not alone. Over 2 million Scots have had their income tax cut.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2015
    Alistair Carmichael MP speech at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Aberdeen:
    Good afternoon, Conference.
    It is good to be back in Aberdeen.
    Aberdeen is where I attended party conference of the Scottish Liberal Party for the first time here in 1983.
    The party was very different then. In fact it was a different party - liberals and social democrats were still in different parties.
  • Article: Mar 20, 2015

    Danny Alexander speech at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Aberdeen:

    Conference, the election is just 48 days away.
    It is worth underlining this point - not least because election officials in Aberdeen inadvertently added an extra day to the campaign in a mailing to 100,000 people earlier this week.
  • Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today welcomed cross-party support at Holyrood for the Aberdeen City Region Deal. 

    During Portfolio Questions today, Mrs McInnes secured assurances from the Scottish Government that the Scottish Government's staff and agencies will provide support to the bid team during its negotiations with the UK Government. 

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today called on the Post Office to ensure that a service is provided in Newburgh.

    Mrs McInnes has been told by Post Office Ltd that the postmaster has resigned and the current premises are no longer available.

    She commented: "While this is disappointing, the emphasis should now be on securing alternative premises but in the meantime ensuring that the people of Newburgh can access vital services.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that civil liberties are at risk of being compromised by stealth as they revealed Police Scotland may have joined forces elsewhere in the UK in retaining images of innocent people who have come into contact with the law and uploading them to a database trawled with facial recognition technology.