Campbell and Brett to launch North East Fife youth jobs challenge

Sir Menzies Campbell MP and local Fife councillor Tim Brett today urged businesses in North East Fife to get behind efforts to provide 100 local young people with the chance to gain work experience through apprenticeships or training opportunities.

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Debt increase shows need for student support

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish Government to make sure support is available for students after it emerged student debt is rising far more sharply in Scotland than the rest of the UK.

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Eid message from Willie Rennie MSP

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has offered all of those celebrating the end of Ramadan best wishes for Eid-al-Fitr.

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Lib Dems begin final leg of grassroots stronger Scotland campaign

Scottish Liberal Democrats are to begin the final leg of their grassroots campaign to build a stronger Scotland within the UK as campaigns mark 50 days until the referendum.

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Rennie welcomes strong UK GDP figures

Commenting on the latest UK GDP figures, which have revealed that the UK economy is now at pre-crisis levels, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"This must be a difficult day for the doom-mongers. The steady economic recovery continues thanks to a combination of the hard work and ingenuity of the country and the economic plan delivered by this government.

 

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Mike Rumbles selected in Aberdeenshire West

Scottish Liberal Democrats in the North East have this week selected local resident Mike Rumbles to be their candidate for the Aberdeenshire West constituency at the next Scottish Parliamentary elections to be held in 2016.

Mr Rumbles was elected to the first Scottish Parliament in 1999 and served the people of West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine for 12 years before boundary changes abolished his constituency.

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Commonwealth Games set to be Glasgow's finest hour

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie has said that the opening of the Commonwealth Games this evening stands to serve as one of Glasgow’s finest hours as the city commences two weeks of sporting events, with more than 4,500 athletes from across the Commonwealth expected to take part.

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Liverpool will not be taken in by warm words from First Minister

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that people in the north of England will not be taken in by warm words from the First Minister over his independence plans.

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Alexander seeking chief constable meeting over armed police in Highlands

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP Danny Alexander is seeking a meeting with Police Scotland chief constable Sir Stephen House to discuss local concerns over the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.

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Purvis to chair first meeting of new constitutional reform group

Lib Dem peer and former MSP, Jeremy Purvis, will tomorrow co-chair the first meeting of the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Reform, Decentralisation, and Devolution in the United Kingdom

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