"Wishart will be a force for good" says Rennie on harbour boat visit

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that Beatrice Wishart will be a force for good in Holyrood if she is elected next Thursday.

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Rennie: SNP should stop trashing Tavish Scott’s legacy

SNP Ministers should stop trashing Tavish Scott’s reputation, according to the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. During visits to Shetland, SNP chiefs have chosen to criticise the former MSP who served the constituency over twenty years winning major concessions for the area.

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Rennie warns of “haphazard” economic strategy ahead of GERS figures release

Commenting ahead of the publication of the GERS figures on Wedensday 21st August, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: A&E performance worse all summer

Responding to the news that only 88.6% of patients were seen at A&E within 4 hours, with 370 patients waiting more than 8 hours and 121 patients waiting more than 12 hours, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Jo Swinson announces Shadow Cabinet

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson has today announced her first Shadow Cabinet. 
 
In announcing her Shadow Cabinet, Jo Swinson declared she has built a team that will provide “the real alternative our country needs”.

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Rennie warns of "eye-watering" GERS figures

Speaking after the Scottish Government published its annual statistics on government revenue and spending in Scotland (GERS) showing a £12billion deficit, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie, who is in Shetland to support candidate Beatrice Wishart, said:

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McArthur: FM’s remarks on sectarianism lightweight unless data released

After the First Minister told an audience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that football clubs must root out sectarianism or the Scottish Government will “step in”, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said that her intervention will prove lightweight unless she publishes the secret data ministers hold on sectarianism.

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Wishart publishes ambitious transport plan for Shetland

Shetland’s Liberal Democrat candidate Beatrice Wishart has today detailed her priorities for improving Shetland’s transport links, building on Tavish Scott’s record of delivery for Shetland. 

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UK Government should learn Scotland’s lessons on “poisonous” stop and search

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that the Prime Minister must not make the same mistakes that the Scottish Government made, as he warned that industrial scale stop and search “undermines community policing and poisons the relationship between officers and the public”.

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Think tank warns of birthday discrimination in childcare rollout

After the think tank Reform Scotland today claimed “there is discrimination at the heart” of the Scottish Government’s early years expansion, with some children set to receive 24 months of free provision while others receive just 15 because of when their birthday falls in the year, Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson for children and young people Carole Ford commented:

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