Lib Dems launch bid to defeat Government over EU referendum votes at 16

Liberal Democrats are launching a cross party move to defeat the Government and give 16 year olds a vote in the upcoming EU referendum.

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Lib Dems call for parity between the treatment of mental and physical ill health

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for parity between the treatment of mental and physical ill health to be enshrined in law.

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Jo pays tribute to Charles Kennedy

Commenting on the tragic death of Charles Kennedy, Jo Swinson said,

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Jo's concession speech

The full text of Jo Swinson's election night speech is here:

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John Cleese backs Jo's re-election campaign

John Cleese has a message for the people of East Dunbartonshire:

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Election 2015 Hustings

As the campaign for the General Elections gets underway, I have been asked to participate in a number of local hustings.

The planned hustings are open to everyone in the constituency.  Please  come along and take part.

Sunday 19 April 7 pm- Kirkintilloch Baptist Church, 52 Townhead Kirkintilloch, G66 1NL – arranged by the Kirkintilloch Baptist Church

Monday 20 April 7:30pm– Milngavie Hustings St Joseph’s Church Hall, 3 Buchanan Street, Milngavie – arranged by St Joseph’s Primary parents

Wednesday 22 April 7pm – Bishopbriggs Academy, Wester Cleddens Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 1HZ – arranged by Woodhill Resident’s Group 

Thursday 23 April 12 pm – McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent Kirkintilloch, G66 1XF – arranged by Robert Wilson decorators and the local Herald papers 

Thursday 23 April 5 pm – The Auditorium, McGregor House, 10 Donaldson St, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XF- arranged by UNISON

Wednesday 29 April 7:30 pm - Bearsden Hustings Baljaffray Parish Church, Grampian Way, Bearsden G61 4RN


Jo launches five-point plan to create opportunity for women at home and abroad

Scottish Liberal Democrat Business and Equalities Minister, and candidate for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson today launched a five-point plan to create opportunity for women at home and abroad.

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Austerity for longer under SNP says IFS

East Dunbartonshire Liberal Democrat candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson is highlighting analysis published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) stating that under SNP plans, the period of austerity would be longer than under the other three main parties.

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Charles Kennedy joins Jo to highlight Lib Dem record of achievement

Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader and candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber joined local Liberal Democrat candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire today to highlight the eleven seats where people can vote Liberal Democrat to maximum effect, to deliver fairness and unity.

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Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson announces £250 carer’s bonus for 950 local carers

Liberal Democrats will give 950 carers in East Dunbartonshire a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to care for their friends and relatives.

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