Scottish Liberal Democrat Party Conference
Scottish Lib Dems vote to end PFI/PPP infrastructure contracts - reversing policy from time in coalition govt
The Scottish Liberal Democrats open their conference in Dunfermline by passing policy for all PFI/PPP projects to be cancelled – they were in office from 1999-2007 with Scottish Labour when all Scottish PFI projects were signed
SCOTTISH LIBERAL Democrat activists have voted in favour of ending PFI/PP contracts for the building of schools, hospitals and other public infrastructure in Scotland.
Scottish Lib Dem activists want Catholic schools axed from state school system
Motion at Dunfermline conference would see party back the end of faith schools in the state education system
THE Scottish Liberal Democrats could back changes to the state school system which would see Catholic schools axed.
A motion put forward by party members to their autumn conference in Dunfermline is calling on the Scottish Government to remove religious belief as a “placing criteria” for those pupils attending state schools across Scotland.
Scottish Lib Dems pass motion to allow gender neutral uniform in schools
Scottish Liberal Democrats pass motion at conference to allow gender-neutral school uniforms
THE SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS passed a motion in favour of gender-neutral school uniforms at their conference in Dunfermline at the weekend.
The conference noted that “many schools in Scotland follow discriminatory school policies, where pupils are required to change their appearance based on their gender and girls often forced to wear restrictive and objectifying uniforms”.
Jo Swinson: 21st century liberalism is needed to deal with Brexit problems
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson gave a keynote speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS' deputy leader has called for a 21st-century liberalism to deal with problems arising as a result of the EU referendum.
Jo Swinson told the Scottish Liberal Democrats conference in Dunfermline that her party should seek a more “positive, radical, 21st-century liberal solution” to deal with the resentment and anger growing in the UK after last year's referendum on membership of the European Union.
PODCAST: Interview with Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie spoke to CommonSpace about a broad range of issues affecting local government at the party’s national conference
THE SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have held their autumn conference in Dunfermline (12 November), where they geared up for next year’s local government elections. They voted on motions to do with planning, and members got introduced to council candidates.
Willie Rennie: Tories are tearing themselves apart and damaging Britain in the process
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie gave a keynote speech to his party’s conference in Dunfermline
THE SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS leader has said that the Conservatives are tearing themselves apart and damaging Britain in the process.
Willie Rennie told the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Dunfermline that policies of the UK Government are damaging the health service, the economy and the poor.
Willie Rennie calls on Lib Dems to "stand up for progressive politics"
In his keynote speech to the Scottish Liberal Democrat conference, Willie Rennie has called on his party to stand up for progressive politics after a divisive year.
THE SCOTTISH Liberal Democrat leader has called on his party to stand up for progressive politics.
Willie Rennie told the Scottish Lib Dem autumn conference in Dunfermline, that the party had invoked the memory of Robert the Bruce who refused to give up, saying that his party will make an optimistic case for the UK, Europe and the USA.