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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: May 20, 2015

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, has unveiled new plans to ensure his party listens to the views of people across Scotland.

    Following the General Election result, Mr Rennie has instructed the party to set up its biggest and most democratic listening exercise, with a policy roadshow being launched this summer.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have used a Scottish Government debate to press ministers to improve access to mental health services.

    During a debate on Allied Health Professionals in parliament today, Mr Hume said the role of these individuals must be central to the treatment and prevention of mental ill health.

  • Article: May 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has said that another setback in the improvements of Scotland's A&E waiting times shows that the SNP Government still has its eye off the ball.

    Weekly A&E figures published today showed that 155 patients faced waits of more than 8 hours, up from 76 the previous week.

  • Article: May 15, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the SNP of distorting their mandate following reports of Nicola Sturgeon's meeting with the Prime Minister today.

    Mr Rennie said:

    "The SNP are already distorting their mandate.

    "During the election they said their priorities were austerity and trident but since the election it's all been about the constitution.

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has urged Nicola Sturgeon to make Scotland's moral obligation to provide refuge to the migrant people seeking safety in Europe the number one priority in talks with Prime Minister David Cameron tomorrow (Friday 15th May).

    In a letter sent to the First Minister today, Mr Rennie said the Scottish Government should come to the table with a clear plan to enable people, who are putting their lives at risk on a journey to Europe, to be accommodated in Scotland.

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the SNP's appointment of Alex Salmond as foreign affairs spokesman is like putting Mr Bean in charge of the World Bank.

    Alex Salmond's previous forays in foreign affairs as First Minister saw him snub a meeting with the Dalai Lama, speak of his admiration for President Putin despite the treatment of gay rights before the Sochi winter Olympics, and describe NATO's humanitarian intervention in Kosovo as an "unpardonable folly."

  • Article: May 14, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has challenged SNP ministers to do better by young people with disabilities as he highlighted figures showing only 0.4% of modern apprentices are disabled.

    Speaking during a Scottish Government debate on Modern Apprenticeships today, Mr McArthur raised concern at the lack of improvement in participation when some 8 percent of 16-24 year olds in Scotland is disabled.

  • Article: May 13, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that Police Scotland's armed policing policy isn't working for the police or the communities that they serve.

    It comes after a national newspaper today published a photograph of two armed officers entering a Waitrose in Stirling at 9am on a weekday morning.

    This was despite assurances from the Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins that police were expected to use their professional judgement but that he would not expect to see officers in a busy shop in the afternoon.

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said it would be rank hypocrisy if the SNP didn't scrap its super ID database plans after it was revealed the party will oppose the Snooper's Charter due to civil liberties concerns.

    It comes after a newspaper today reported that the SNP will oppose the Tories' flagship Snooper's Charter - a policy which the Liberal Democrats blocked in government. However, the SNP would do so at the same time as building its own illiberal super database, assigning every person in Scotland with a unique number and expanding access to the central database to 120 public bodies.

  • Article: May 12, 2015