Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today backed an agreement to act on climate change.Read more
At the weekend I put forward plans to inject local democracy back into Scottish policing.
Police Scotland has been on its knees following the centralisation of the force, the use of industrial scale stop and search, armed police, dysfunctional control rooms and excessive top down targets and controls.
There have been serious questions about the effectiveness of the Scottish Police Authority and the removal of local influence and accountability. The Authority has been largely ineffective at holding Police Scotland bosses to account during numerous crises.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats are to seek to put democracy back into Scottish policing, it has been revealed today.Read more
Tim Farron has urged Scotland’s parties to embarrass the Tories into action on the Calais migrant crisis.Read more
Commenting on news that Chief Constable Stephen House is to step down, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said:
"Decapitating the Chief Constable won't solve the deep rooted problems in Police Scotland. A new chief carrying on as if nothing is wrong will cement the problems rather than solve them.
"The early resignation of Chief Constable Stephen House reveals the chaos at the heart of Police Scotland. Yet, this isn't about the job of one man at the top but recovering the fortunes of the wider police force which is in the doldrums.Read more
Tonight, I'll be giving a speech in Aberdeen, to lay out where I believe the Liberal Democrats are in Scottish politics - the radical centre.
I'll be speaking to the SCDI and I plan to make clear the desperate need for a party of the radical centre in Scotland - with the SNP and Labour veering ever more to the left and the Tories - unrestrained by the Liberal Democrats ever more to the right.
You can read my speech in full below:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to the Scottish Government to boost the number of Mental Health Officers in Scotland.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie MSP, will today (Wednesday 26th) firmly position his party in the radical centre ground in advance of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.
Speaking at an SCDI event in Aberdeen, Mr Rennie will warn that the need for a centre ground party has never been greater as the SNP and Labour veer further leftwards, and the Tories further rightwards.Read more
On Monday evening I spoke in tribute to Charles Kennedy in a memorial service in Dingwall. This is what I said:
I’m frustrated at the lack of progress we have made as a Party towards gender balance.
On Saturday I met with Scottish Liberal Democrat Women to outline my plan and the role I'm going to take in order to tackle this head on.Read more