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The Lib Dem team is campaigning for communities across all of south and south-west Edinburgh. Our Citizen and Focus teams have been actively campaigning in the city for over 40 years.

The Edinburgh South seat at Westminster remains one of the most marginal Lib Dem / Labour battlegrounds in the country and we are determined to win back the Edinburgh South seat at Holyrood.

On this site you will find information on what is happening in south Edinburgh (that's Edinburgh South and Edinburgh Pentlands, and at Westminster, Edinburgh South and Edinburgh South West). And you can find out about the work we're doing on behalf of the people and communities amongst which we live.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Sep 1, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on the Health Secretary to act after figures published today showed the number of consultant posts lying vacant has trebled over the past four years.

    Over 447.5 posts for specialists doctors were vacant in June 2015, compared to 127.9 in June 2011.

    Of these posts, 188 whole time equivalent were vacant for more than six months, an increase of 95.1 posts since June 2014.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today backed an agreement to act on climate change.

    The agreement, brokered by WWF Scotland, commits Scotland's parties to providing comprehensive plans to tackle climate change in their 2016 manifestos.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently nailed their green credentials to the mast, with 5 green laws featuring on the front pages of the party's Westminster manifesto.

  • Article: Aug 31, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats are to seek to put democracy back into Scottish policing, it has been revealed today.

    Radical proposals to make the senior police chief in each of Scotland's 32 council areas accountable to the local authority, end one-size-fits-all policing, and reform the Scottish Police Authority will be debated at the party's Autumn Conference in October.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2015

    Tim Farron has urged Scotland's parties to embarrass the Tories into action on the Calais migrant crisis.

    On his first visit to Scotland as Liberal Democrat leader, Tim met with human rights organisations to establish what how the European migrant crisis is impacting Scotland and establish what political parties can do to ensure a better understanding of the plight of refugees.

  • Article: Aug 27, 2015

    Commenting on news that Chief Constable Stephen House is to step down, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said:

    "Decapitating the Chief Constable won't solve the deep rooted problems in Police Scotland. A new chief carrying on as if nothing is wrong will cement the problems rather than solve them.

    "The early resignation of Chief Constable Stephen House reveals the chaos at the heart of Police Scotland. Yet, this isn't about the job of one man at the top but recovering the fortunes of the wider police force which is in the doldrums.

  • Article: Aug 26, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to the Scottish Government to boost the number of Mental Health Officers in Scotland.

    A report published by the Scottish Social Services Council today revealed that the number of MHO's has fallen to its lowest level since 2005 decreasing to 657 in December 2014.

  • Article: Aug 26, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie MSP, will today (Wednesday 26th) firmly position his party in the radical centre ground in advance of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.

    Speaking at an SCDI event in Aberdeen, Mr Rennie will warn that the need for a centre ground party has never been greater as the SNP and Labour veer further leftwards, and the Tories further rightwards.

  • Article: Aug 21, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated their calls for an independent review of policing bodies Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority.

    It follows an unprecedented joint statement issued by the Chief Constable and the SPA chairman in which they defended the SNP Government's political decision to centralise Scotland's police service.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie has slammed the Justice Secretary for refusing to open up a wider inquiry into the operations of Police Scotland.

    Following the tragic M9 crash last month, where Police Scotland failed to respond to a fatal incident for three days, Mr Rennie said an inquiry was required into the whole of Police Scotland rather than limiting it to police control rooms.

  • Article: Aug 18, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP raised a warning flag today about a potential crisis and overwhelming of the healthcare system in detecting and treating cancer within the next ten years.

    Figures released today by Information Division Scotland (ISD) projected a rise by 33% in the number of new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) between 2023-2027, due mainly to Scotland's ageing population.