• Article: Dec 7, 2018
    In East Lothian Courier

    Dear Sir,

    It is clear that the UK now faces three choices: leaving the EU without a deal; Mrs May's Deal and Staying in Europe. It seems unlikely that Parliament will agree Mrs May's deal.
    However, we all agree that the time has come to "get on with it". Consequently, the only viable solution appears to be to refer the question back to the electorate so that Parliament can then make an informed choice.
  • Brexitometer Haddington Farmers' Market
    Article: Nov 24, 2018

    The Brexitomoter had another succesful outing to the Haddington Farmers' Market today with shoppers keen to engage.

    The outcome was strong support for a Peoples' Vote which is increasingly becoming a likely next step.

    Next stop Dunbar and Musselburgh.

  • Brexitometer Haddington Nov 2018 ()
    Article: Nov 17, 2018

    The Brextometer had an outing in Haddington and Returned a Decisive Verdict in favour of a People's Vote.

    @ScotLibDems #SLDExitFromBrexit

  • christmasdraw
    Article: Nov 9, 2018
    By Stuart Smith

    Would you like a £2,000 holiday voucher, in time from Christmas?! That's just one of 30 prizes in this years Lib Dem Christmas Draw - tickets on sale NOW!

    Buying Lib Dem Christmas Draw tickets online at https://libdemdraw.org.uk/east-lothian not only gives you the chance to win yourself a great gift for Christmas but also raises funds for our Lib Dem campaigning here in East Lothian too.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Responding to the news that there were 8,830 fewer businesses (-2.5%) operating in Scotland in March 2018 compared to a year earlier, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie commented:

    "These figures show that there are thousands fewer businesses. We know Scottish growth has been marginal and this is being reflected in the falling numbers of businesses operating here.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has called for a new push to ensure that links between prisoners and their families can be preserved, after he visited Polmont prison.

    Mr McArthur was visiting HMYOI Polmont as part of Families Outside's 'Send your MSP to Prison' campaign. The campaign aims to help policy makers understand the challenges of prison visits from a family perspective, with MSPs taking public transport and visiting a prison which accommodates people from their area

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today backed calls from the family of murder victim Craig McClelland for a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death to take place.

    Mr McClelland was murdered by James Wright who had been unlawfully at large for months having breached his home detention curfew. His family have now written to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrats will today give MSPs the chance to express their support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal.

    In this afternoon's parliamentary debate on Safeguarding Scotland's International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP will move an amendment that would see MSPs provide "unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal."

  • Article: Nov 8, 2018

    The Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has written to Aberdeen Roads Ltd (ARL), today, calling on the contractors for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route to give evidence to the committee on 5th December, over delays to the opening of the road and the Scottish Government's mishandling of the contract.

  • Article: Nov 7, 2018

    The Scottish Parliament has today voted in favour of Scottish Liberal Democrat Europe spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP's amendment which, for the first time, commits it to "providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal".

    The parliament voted 65, 30 in favour of the Scot Lib Dem amendment. 20 members abstained.