• Vince Cable
    Article: May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to all the very many Liberal Democrats who stood for local council seats this month.

    Local democracy relies on those who put themselves forward to represent residents, so whether you won or not, I hope you will be proud of having stood.

    As a party, we saw results greatly exceeding expectations, with a big net gain of 75 councillors and four new councils under Liberal Democrat majority control.

  • Lib Dem conference delegates voting.
    Article: May 19, 2018

    We're looking for members for two new policy working groups: one on health and social care and one on climate change.

    Do you have expert knowledge of the healthcare system? Of social care? Or climate change and energy policy?

    If so there is an opportunity to help set the direction of party policy on these issues by joining a policy working groups. The party's Federal Policy Committee is launching two new working groups: a Health and Social Care working group and a Climate Change and the Low Carbon Environment working group.

  • Article: May 19, 2018

    I've been blown away by the thousands of people who have joined the campaign to ban upskirting so far.

    Together, I know we can achieve a change in the law.

    Two weeks ago at Prime Minister's, Questions the Prime Minister said the Government were considering supporting my bill ban upskirting. We need to make sure her warm words are backed up with action

  • Article: May 18, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has reiterated his calls for an independent expert commission to repair the damage the SNP have done to Scottish policing after a study showed concern among senior figures about the impacts of the botched centralisation.

    The Scottish Government has today published the latest evaluation of police and fire reform, comprising findings from interviews with "senior representatives" from the police, fire and partner organisations.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to the First Minister's comments on prisoner voting, Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton, who sits on the Equalities & Human Rights Committee, said:

    "There were indications from the First Minister today that the Scottish Government is considering giving some prisoners the vote, we need to know what exactly she has in mind.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    Responding to a new poll by Citizens Advice Scotland saying than more than 7 in 10 Scots are worried about Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The public are deeply concerned about the shambles that the Conservative party is making of Brexit. The whole process will leave us poorer, more isolated and less secure.