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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 MSP Liam McArthur has today said that SNP promises to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme have been shelved indefinitely, after ministers confirmed that no plans to consult on the scheme despite manifesto commitments made during last May's Scottish election.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Responding to new statistics showing there were 178,260 applications recorded on local authority or common housing register housing lists in March 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Paul McGarry commented:

    "This 8% increase in the length of housing waiting lists will cause many to wonder if this door will ever open for them.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today pressed the Scottish Government over what action it will take to provide local support to new mothers who require a specialist mental health bed with their baby, following recent reports that many are having to travel hundreds of miles in order to receive the treatment they need.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today branded the SNP a disaster for local health care as new figures revealed significant falls in how people rate the quality of care they have received.

    The Health and Care Experience Survey 2021/22 published today revealed that:

    • 67% rated the care provided by their GP practice positively, down from 90% in 2009/10
    • The percentage of people rating their care services as either excellent or good has fallen from 83% to 62% since 2013/14.
    • Just 44% reported positive experiences arranging to see a mental health professional.
  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the whole Scottish Parliament to oppose the Scottish Government's Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill "power grab" on Wednesday afternoon.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently campaigned against Scottish Government plans to permanently take control of emergency powers granted during the Covid-19 pandemic which cover everything from closing schools to the early release of prisoners.