• Article: Feb 11, 2019
    By Robert O'Riordan in East Lothian Courier

    Dear Sir,

    Last week's vote in House of Commons takes us a step closer to an exit from Brexit. The resounding rejection of Theresa May's Brexit deal was a massive Parliamentary defeat.

    While it is encouraging to see cross-party talks eventually take place at Westminster, what is left of the Conservative Government is in crisis while Labour is still failing to provide any coherent opposition.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2018
    By Robert O'Riordan

    The impolitely but punchily named Bollocks to Brexit Bus will be touring Edinburgh and Glasgow tomorrow, 18 December

    Show your support for the campaign and ride in the bus




  • Article: Dec 10, 2018
    By Robert O'Riordan

    Strong LibDem Team in Place for 2019.

    East Lothian Scottish Liberal Democrats has recently held its AGM and a full quota of officers from across the county were elected.

    The Office Bearers for 2019 will be Robert O'Riordan (Gullane), Convenor; Elisabeth Wilson (Innerwick) Vice-Convenor and Diversity Officer; Maureen Harper (Haddington) Treasurer; and Stuart Smith (North Berwick), Data & Membership Secretary. Other Committee members will be Barry Turner (Musselburgh), Paul Robinson (Musselburgh), Kenny Maule (Dunbar) and Patricia Eason (Lasswade).

  • 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.