Rennie announces he will stand for leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie has announced he will stand for leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

“Scotland needs a Liberal voice in its Parliament. The Liberal Democrat group at Holyrood may be small, but we’ll be that strong Liberal voice.

“I believe local people know best, that Scotland should have opportunities for all, no matter what your background. And Scotland should be built on ideas for the long term, a sustainable Scotland.

“So today, after discussion with family and colleagues, I want to announce that I’m standing for leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

“We’re listening to the message sent by voters last week. They were angry – we understand that. It’s my job together with the team to rebuild and stand up against the bulldozer SNP Government for Liberal values.

“I’m ready for the challenge.”