Jo joined by Willie Rennie to launch 2015 election campaign

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie will today (Monday 30th) set out distinctly Liberal Democrat priorities to create opportunity for all, as he kicks off the Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign tour on a visit with East Dunbartonshire candidate and Business Minister Jo Swinson.

Mr Rennie will say that the record of Scottish Lib Dems in Government, such Jo Swinson's success in securing shared parental leave, show that only Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society.

Speaking ahead of the campaign tour beginning at a visit to the award-winning small business Rosa Red in Kirkintilloch, Mr Rennie said:

"With taxes down, pensions up, new jobs and more childcare, Liberal Democrats have a record to be proud of in Government. We have held Government in the centre ground. We have provided stability in the face of one of the toughest recessions in living memory.

"Our priorities for a stronger economy and a fairer society are distinctly liberal priorities. They put a stop to the see saw economics of the past and allow us to create opportunity for all.

"We will cut less than the Conservatives and borrow less than Labour and the SNP.

"With Liberal Democrats in government, you don't have to choose between a stronger economy or a fairer society. You can have both.

"Our clear and affordable plan enables us to balance the books by 2018 and invest an extra £800 million in the Scottish NHS. Only the Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society which delivers more powers for Scotland, creating opportunity for all."


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