Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called on the major supermarkets to explore proposals for pop up fresh food stores in hospitals to ensure that hardworking medical staff have access to food.Read more
Liberal Democrat Chief Whip and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael has today met with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, alongside other senior opposition MPs, to discuss the Government’s response to the spread of coronavirus.Read more
Today, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has written to the Chancellor urging him to set up a Citizen's Income, which should act as a minimum income guaranteed to all UK adults, as part of the government's response to the coronavirus crisis.
In the letter (below) he also sets out proposals for a subsided salary scheme, a self-employed income guarantee and a boost to Statutory Sick Pay.Read more
The Liberal Democrats are calling for EU citizens to be given the automatic right to stay in the UK, as new official figures show the number of people refused Settled Status soaring last month.Read more
Commenting on reports of bogus callers targeting the elderly with offers of fake coronavirus tests, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:Read more
Today, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey has set up a Coronavirus Community Taskforce to coordinate Liberal Democrat councillors', members', activists' and supporters' response to the Coronavirus crisis in their communities.Read more
Responding to the news that Scotland’s schools and nurseries will close at the end of this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
“I fully support the First Minister’s decision to close schools and nurseries by the end of the week as it is right to follow the scientific advice.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that the party’s spring conference, which was set to take place in Peebles on 22-24th May has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine, has today tabled a motion to Parliament thanking NHS Scotland staff for their work amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The motion has been submitted jointly with her Scottish Liberal Democrat parliamentary colleagues, and recognises the immense pressured placed on doctors, nurses and support staff, as well as the risk posed to their own health while carrying out their roles.Read more