Liberal Democrat Group Withdraws from East Dunbartonshire Council Administration

Following disagreement on proposals to underwrite a further £4.4 million for the Huntershill sports complex, the Liberal Democrat Group on East Dunbartonshire Council have made the decision to withdraw from the administration.

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Broad-brush funding approach failing to close attainment gap

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has warned that by distributing funding aimed at closing the attainment gap to individual councils and schools, the Scottish Government is ignoring the needs of disadvantaged children across the country as a whole.

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A bright, green liberal programme for Scotland

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has today spoken of his vision for Scotland over the next five years.

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SNP 'making it up as they go along' on policing

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today said that judging by the SNP’s record on policing, they are making it up as they go along.

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Purvis calls for transparency on fiscal framework talks

Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis today called for transparency over negotiations on the fiscal framework agreement between the Scottish and UK governments.

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Piecemeal devolution won't cut it anymore

Liberal Democrat Lord Jeremy Purvis has called on the SNP to back his bill which will see a Constitutional Convention.

"The new powers that will be delivered to Scotland through the new Scotland Bill are very welcome", said Lord Purvis.

"We also need to secure the full powers for Wales set out in the Silk Commission. But piecemeal devolution cannot deliver the stability we need.

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SNP cannot be trusted to uphold human rights

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said the SNP cannot pretend to stand up for human rights at Westminster while they ignore them in Scotland.

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Setting school days shows SNP government contempt

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today criticised a last-minute move by the Scottish Government to strip local authorities of the power to set school days.

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Chief Constable's resignation does not spell the end of Police Scotland difficulties

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes has said that Sir Stephen House's resignation will not mean the end of challenges within the force.

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Purvis presses case for constitutional convention

Scottish Liberal Democrat peer Jeremy Purvis today pressed the case for a constitutional convention to pave the way for UK-wide constitutional reform.

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