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

  • Commenting on Michael Gove's claim that the Conservatives will not do a deal with UKIP, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson has said that the danger of a right-wing bloc remains.

    The spokesperson said:

    "It is clear that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won't win this general election outright.

    "Michael Gove knows full well that there is a very real danger that BLUKIP - a bloc of right wingers from UKIP, the Conservatives and the DUP could hold the balance of power.

    Article / Apr 18, 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrat Business Minister Jo Swinson will set out how Liberal Democrat plans to boost NHS funds will bring mental health services for young people out of the shadows.

    Speaking on the campaign trail in East Dunbartonshire today, Ms Swinson warned that unless services are improved we risk seeing a lost generation of young people.

    Article / Apr 18, 2015
  • Liberal Democrats will make the UK the apprenticeship powerhouse of Europe by creating more new apprenticeship places per year than Germany. Central to the ambition is a commitment to double the number of employers offering apprenticeships to young people to 360,000 - as part of a big expansion of apprenticeships.

    Article / Apr 18, 2015
  • In a visit to the Liberal Democrat/SNP battleground constituency of Gordon today, where the race is between Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Jardine and former SNP Leader Alex Salmond, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will reach out to Labour and Conservative voters who do not want to be represented by an SNP MP.

    Article / Apr 17, 2015
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    New figures show that the rate of employment is at a new record high of 73.4 per cent.

    In the last three months, the number of jobs created increased by 248,000.

    During the quarter youth unemployment fell by 21,000 and 151,000 on the year.

    Commenting on the figures, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

    Article / Apr 17, 2015
  • Nick Clegg appeals to Labour and Conservative supporters to vote Liberal Democrat to beat the SNP

    In a visit to the Liberal Democrat/SNP battleground constituency of Gordon today, where the race is between Liberal Democrat candidate Christine Jardine and former SNP Leader Alex Salmond, Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg will reach out to Labour and Conservative voters who do not want to be represented by an SNP MP.

    Article / Apr 17, 2015
  • The country and economy would benefit from having Lib Dems in Government again, a letter signed by more than 50 business leaders has said.

    A host of leading company owners, employers and entrepreneurs said a stronger economy, a record number of jobs and improved living standards was down to the success of the Coalition.

    Article / Apr 17, 2015
  • Trade associations, business groups, NGOs and charities are all praising the Liberal Democrat manifesto, especially the five priorities we put on our front page:

    Prosperity for all

    "Business will welcome the clear emphasis on economic growth and a skilled workforce to deliver it. The fact this is at the heart of the manifesto shows a clear grasp of what the UK economy needs to propel it forwards." - EEF, The Manufacturers' Organisation

    Article / Apr 16, 2015
  • Trevor York joins the party leader for a day's campaigning on the Lib Dem battlebus.

    Nick Clegg stands up on a wobbly-looking chair in front of a packed south London campaign HQ.

    "This man is an absolute legend!" he says with a glance at a smiling Simon Hughes, who is standing at his side. "I don't know what kind of vitamins he's taking - but he's unstoppable." The Bermondsey and Old Southwark 'war room' - where the veteran MP is waging a determined fight to hold on to his tough inner city constituency - is the first stop on a whirlwind day's campaigning with the Lib Dem leader on his shiny new yellow battlebus.

    Article / Apr 16, 2015
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    Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has issued a stark warning that BLUKIP, an alliance of right wing Tories, UKIP, and the DUP, could hold the balance of power after the election.

    He said:

    "Everyone knows that David Cameron and Ed Miliband won't win this general election outright.

    "That means that someone else will hold the balance of power on 8 May.

    Article / Apr 16, 2015