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LOCAL PARTY NEWS AND EVENTS

Local Government Elections May 2022

Revised Figures Scotland Highlight

Great Day for Banffshire and Buchan Coast Liberal Democrats, the 8 candidates fielded by the Banffshire and Buchan Coast Branch yielded 4 councillors across Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Including the re-election of Anne Simpson in Central Buchan and the election of our first Lib Dem councillor in Moray since 2007, Christopher Price. Colin Simpson in Peterhead South and Cruden and Ann Bell in Fraserburgh and District were also elected

Click here for the Aberdeenshire Council results. Christopher Price was elected unopposed in the Buckie Ward of Moray Council.

Cost of living plan Adults suffering from being lonely in the UK Revised Figures Scotland Highlight Broadband Failure BJ Resign Ross demands snp gamble

Liberal Democrats Group Leader appointed Deputy Leader of Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Leaders

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.

Aberdeenshire Scottish Liberal Democrats elect their group leader

Cllr. Anne Stirling was elected group leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats group in Aberdeenshire Council. Click here for details

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/

Moray Liberal democrats building for the future

In the Moray elections the six candidates who stood increased dramatically the share of the poll of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, we have a great platform to build from in that area.

We're building a base in Moray, click here for details.

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SCOTTISH PARTY NEWS

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for action on the emergency care crisis from the SNP/Green Government after the latest figures show the number seen within the target 4 hours fell to 69.6%, well below the targeted 95%.

    Alex Cole-Hamilton also reiterated his call for an urgent inquiry into avoidable deaths linked to the crisis in emergency care.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today delivered his final message to the people of Scotland before polls open on Thursday 5th May, highlighting a new poll showing falling support for the SNP and Conservatives and urging voters to instead choose local champions who will stand up for communities across Scotland.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today hailed his party's big gains at the local elections as the party took 87 seats, up 20 from 2017 and more gains than any other opposition party.

    Lib Dem successes included:

    • Doubling the council group in Edinburgh from 6 to 12 and winning the popular vote in Edinburgh West including an astonishing three councillors in the Almond ward.
    • Increasing the number of councillors in Fife from 7 to 13 and winning the popular vote in North East Fife.
    • Increasing the number of councillors in the Highlands from 10 to 15 and winning the popular vote in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross.
    • Trebling the council group in South Lanarkshire and doubling the council group in Dundee.
  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Just a day after the local election results were announced, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has joined victorious candidate Jack Caldwell and activists to meet constituents in the Leith Walk ward.

    Figures released by Edinburgh council today revealed that the party came second on first preference votes across the city with 20.5%, just 5.4% behind the SNP.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Liberal Democrat councillors have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP in the running of Edinburgh Council.

    At last week's election, the Liberal Democrats emerged as the big winners in the Scottish capital, coming second in first preference votes cast and doubling their number of councillors, from 6 to 12. The party made gains across the city, including in new wards in Forth, Southside / Newington, and Leith Walk.