Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today laid out his party’s plans to stop Brexit and invest in mental health services.
Campaigning alongside Edinburgh candidates Jill Reilly and Bruce Wilson, Mr Rennie said:
“Brexit is a waste of time and money. That’s why Liberal Democrats are clear that we will stop Brexit and invest in hard-hit services and tackling inequality.
“Our plan for the future includes a transformation for mental health services. We want mental health treated as seriously as physical health.
“Scottish Liberal Democrats have led the campaign for better mental health services in Scotland. At the moment children wait up to 2 years for the treatment they desperately need and services are hundreds of staff short. The SNP were 15 months late with their flagship strategy, delaying critical decisions and investment.
“We want to see new mental health staff in all schools, GPs, A&E and police stations. We persuaded the SNP to make this investment, but their current level of commitment doesn't come close to ending this crisis.
"The Liberal Democrat plan for the future, and our manifesto, would see a huge injection of funding into Scottish public services.
“It can only be achieved by voting Liberal Democrat to keep Scotland in the UK and the UK in the EU. We will stop Brexit, stop independence and get on with building a brighter future."