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Putting Recovery First


Aberdeenshire Leaders

Liberal Democrats Group Leader appointed Deputy Leader of Aberdeenshire Council

Anne Stirling, the Liberal Democrats Group Leader on Aberdeenshire Council has been appointed Deputy Leader of Aberdeenshire Council.

Judy Whyte an independent councillor has been appointed provost and Mark Findlater, Conservative and Unionist, has been appointed Leader.

Other Lib Dem appointees, saw Cllr Anne Simpson appointed to the Vice-Chair of Educations and Children's Services. Cllr Ann Bell was appointed to the NHS Grampian Board.

Devon Win Hospital Waiting Times I would do it again SNP get the wind up Government spend on long covid Waiting lists grow Pride month Public enquiry Clean Air Day Cost of living plan Rail Refunds Partyfate Consiquences 2 Adults suffering from being lonely in the UK The truth just keeps on coming
Fuel Prices in the Highland and Islands

Fuel prices in the Highlands and Islands

People in the Highlands are bearing the brunt of devastating fuel price hikes.
Tory and SNP ministers have overseen a steady decline in our rural bus and train services.
Yet again how Highlanders are being taken for granted."
See the news story here.

The Aberdeenshire Liberal Democrat Group has grown in spite of lower turnout.

Aberdeenshire Scottish Liberal Democrat CouncillorsTurnout at the polls across Aberdeenshire was down, but the Scottish Liberal Democrat group's share of the votes held firm, and the group grew by one councillor from 14 to 15. Click here for details.

The group are pictured on the left.


  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    Commenting on the Scottish Government memo obtained by the Guardian which reveals that "it is almost certain" draft laws were secretly changed to secure the Queen's approval, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "These documents suggest that there has been meddling in the process even before government legislation was first shown to parliament.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    Speaking after he attended the First Minister's summit on abortion rights alongside campaign groups including Back Off Scotland, BPAS and Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today said that government support for proposals for buffer zones around Scottish abortion clinics, "must be the base camp, not the summit of our ambition when it comes to protecting and expanding women's reproductive rights."

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    Responding to today's Scottish Government statement on MAT Standards, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

    "Buried in this dry and technical statement is the shocking admission that MAT standard 1 has only been fully implemented in one out of Scotland's 32 Alcohol and Drug Partnerships.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    Responding to comments from Ian Livingstone, Chief Constable of Police Scotland, in which he warned that Scottish Government spending plans could lead to fewer officers on the street, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

    "It's interesting to compare the spending commitments of Scottish nationalists now with their pre-election pledge to protect the police resource budget.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed that in its first two months the newly nationalised ScotRail franchise paid out more than £100,000 in delay repay payments.

    Across April and May 2022, 7,770 claims were paid out totalling £107,439.49.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:


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