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  • Sir Ed Davey MP
    Article: Oct 16, 2020
    By Rugby Lib Dems

    People across the country have endured terrible hardships over the past six months. They've lost loved ones, lost livelihoods and been cut off from friends and family.

    Alongside a circuit break, the Liberal Democrats demand Government take the following steps in order to get a grip on this crisis:

    Fix Test, Trace and Isolate

  • Ballot box
    Article: Sep 9, 2020
    By Stuart Smith

    Recent changes to election law in Scotland has increased the franchise regarding who is eligible to vote in all Scottish elections. That is for Holyrood, Council and any referendum.

    Previously you had to:

    • be registered to vote;

    • be 16 or over on the day of the election;

    • be a British, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen;

    • be resident at an address in Scotland, and

    • not be legally excluded from voting.

  • Ed Davey, Leader of Liberal Democrats
    Article: Aug 28, 2020
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    I'd like to start by thanking my friend Layla Moran. Layla, you fought a passionate campaign, full of energy.

    I'd like to start by thanking my friend Layla Moran.

    Since becoming an MP, you have inspired so many people, particularly young people. Your future is bright and I look forward to you playing a big role in my team.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2020
    By Stuart Smith

    The next Scottish Parliament election on 6 May 2021 will be a major test for the Scottish Liberal Democrats. With some recent polls suggesting increased support for Scotland leaving the United Kingdom the stakes could not be higher.

    We opposed Brexit and oppose Scotland leaving the United Kingdom. Another independence referendum would be a massive distraction from sorting out the problems Scotland faces.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2020

    It's been a month since the murder of George Floyd. His death has sparked a global conversation about the discrimination faced by black people every day.

    Other times, you struggle to find words to explain the deep hurt, so you stay silent.

    Black women have had to deal with both gender and racial discrimination all their lives. To us, the current discussion is nothing new; it is our everyday experience, often only discussed when amongst your black friends. These forums are where we talk about the constant policing and judgement of everything from our hair, our clothes, our body and of course, the tone of our voice. Dealing with microaggressions (covert, subtle slights which demean, belittle and ridicule marginalised groups) is normal for us. The list is endless; from being mistaken for another black woman at work and at Party Conference, to being told "you're pretty... for a dark-skinned woman" or that you should stand for election in a posh area because "you speak quite well".

  • Article: May 23, 2020

    The latest Immigration Statistics, published this morning, show that 51,906 people are waiting for an initial decision on their asylum claims, an increase of 33% since last year. 31,516 have been waiting for more than six months, a 68% increase.

    People who've come to the UK having fled war or persecution should welcomed, not trapped for months on just £5.39 a day

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