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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: Jan 30, 2015

    Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has written to the Justice Secretary urging him to get behind proposals put forward by the East Lothian Faculty of Procurators to rethink the closure of Haddington Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts.

    Mr Hume has written a joint submission to Mr Matheson alongside his colleague, Alison McInnes MSP, who is the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Justice.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Wednesday 28 January

    15:42

    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): I am so pleased that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice has reflected on the plan for HMP Inverclyde and listened to the progressive voices that were raised against it. The Howard League for Penal Reform, Families Outside and many others across civic Scotland played an important role in securing that outcome. His decision has presented us with another opportunity to do things differently and to redefine the experiences of women who come into contact with our justice system.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today hailed a decision by the Scottish Police Authority that will mean the ban on routinely armed policing is maintained.

    In an eagerly awaited report into the issue, the SPA today said Police Scotland should not revert to the model of police officers overtly carrying sidearms whilst attending routine duties.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today hailed a decision by the Scottish Police Authority that will mean the ban on routinely armed policing is maintained.

    In an eagerly awaited report into the issue, the SPA today said Police Scotland should not revert to the model of police officers overtly carrying sidearms whilst attending routine duties.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment and pledged his support to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust. Sir Malcolm also paid tribute to the Holocaust survivors who work to educate young people.

    Tomorrow (Tuesday 27th January) will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon, has welcomed the publication today (22nd January) of draft legislation to devolve greater powers to the Scottish Parliament and deliver Home Rule for Scotland in a strong United Kingdom.

    Commenting, Sir Malcolm said:

    "My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I have campaigned for decades for Home Rule in Scotland, so I am delighted to see today's publication of the draft clauses which will devolve major new powers to the Scottish Parliament.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Crucial weeks for the North Sea

    No-one can doubt that the sharp fall in the oil price has led to serious concerns about jobs and investment, yet, prior to this there was serious concern about escalating costs in the North Sea industry and its implications for the sector's long term competitiveness.

    Thanks to a number of changes to the tax system, significant projects have been unlocked stimulating record investment. This has led to a bunching of projects and severe cost inflation.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Maintenant, nous sommes tous Charlie

    The massacre of cartoonists and journalists at France's Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine by a couple of one-time petty hoodlums turned into radicalised fanatics, has shocked the world but also produced a remarkable demonstration of support for a free press - including its right to offend. The slogan was simply "Je suis Charlie" accompanied by holding up pens and notepads.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said that the decision to scrap HMP Inverclyde presents parliament with an opportunity to define the justice system and how it interacts with women offenders.

    In an amendment to the motion debated in Holyrood today, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes said greater judicial diversity was necessary to ensure the justice system is an accurate reflection of society.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today warned that surveillance powers must be used proportionately after it was revealed local authorities have authorised hundreds of clandestine investigations since 2012.

     

    Freedom of Information requests from the BBC showed that local authorities have authorised the use of covert surveillance and investigations into issues such as underage sunbed use and dog fouling on 501 occasions since 2012.