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Willie Rennie MSP Leader of the Scottish Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats are working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.

That's why in Government we have given 24 million people a £700 tax cut, created 1 million jobs and helped 1.5 million apprentices.

We are the only party that can anchor Britain in the centre ground, ensuring we have sustainable growth and equality of opportunity.

Labour can't be trusted with the economy, in government they would drag Britain to the left, borrowing too much, spending too much and risking the recovery.

And the Conservatives can't be trusted to treat people fairly. If Liberal Democrats weren't in Government, the Tories would focus attention on the best-off, let employers fire staff without cause and allow schools to be run for profit.

Only the Liberal Democrats can be trusted to build a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life.


Recent updates

  • Article: Dec 18, 2014

    1.3m schoolchildren across England are now enjoying a free school lunch thanks to Liberal Democrats in government.

    Figures out today (December 18) show that the policy has had a very high uptake in its first three months, with a total of more than 1.6m children enjoying a school meal every lunchtime.

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    Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    When asked about his views on TTIP during the Bite the Ballot Leaders' Live Debate, Nick Clegg said:

    "I would never endorse TTIP, which is a big new deal which is being negotiated between Europe and America, unless it was absolutely crystal clear that we are allowed to do exactly what we want with our public services, with our cherished NHS, without being undermined by TTIP.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Prime Minister David Cameron has implied that people are fed up with onshore wind farms being built, despite the Government's own research showing that a large majority of the public back them.

    Latest research by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that 67 per cent of people support onshore wind farms. However, the Conservatives have said they would not subsidise new onshore turbines if they win the general election.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has said that Scottish Liberal Democrat will urge the SNP to keep their eye on the ball and do what they can to boost jobs and growth.

    Figures published today showed that whilst the number of those in work has fallen slightly, the rate of unemployment has fallen further to 5.6 percent.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that unemployment has fallen again.

    In the three months to October, unemployment fell by 63,000.

    The rate of unemployment stands at 6 per cent, its lowest level in 6 years.

    There are 30.8m people in work and 1.7m new jobs have been created since Liberal Democrats entered government.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Nick Clegg has said that all 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel.

    Appearing on Bite the Ballot's Leaders Live, which can be viewed on Youtube, Nick Clegg set out the proposal which would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg chaired his first Mental Health Taskforce meeting this afternoon with Ministers from across the coalition.

    The Mental Health Taskforce was set up by Nick Clegg in order to combine Government's efforts and pool its resources to help the millions of people whose mental health condition is preventing them from getting on in life.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Pensions Minister Steve Webb has announced a signing of a new deal with Post Office Limited to ensure the Post Office Account, previously due to be withdrawn next year, remains available until at least 2022.

    The new £250m seven-year contract will protect services for vulnerable pensioners and benefit claimants, as well as safeguard the future of the Post Office network.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that sluggish improvements in performance against cancer waiting times targets mean that too many patients are still facing long waits to begin treatment within 62 days of urgent referral.

    Official figures published today showed that 93.5 percent of patients in July-September this year started treatment within 62 days of urgent referral compared to 92.9% for April-June.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the real legacy of the referendum experience must be a reinvigorated democracy.

    An electoral commission report into the referendum published today said that the referendum was well run and an example to be followed. The paper found that 10 percent of the 85 percent of those who turned out to vote were voting for the first time. 109,593 of those were aged 16 and 17.