Reminder: A week to submit your motions to Scottish Conference

Scottish Lib Dem Autumn Conference takes place online on 8-9 October.

The deadline for submitting motions is noon next Thursday, 12th August. So get your ideas down on paper and find either a local party, organisation like Scottish Lib Dem Women or Scottish Young Liberals, or 25 members to support it. If 25 seems like a lot, remember that there are over 700 members in the Liberal Democrats Scotland group on Facebook and you can often persuade people to sign the motion whether or not they agree with it just to give it the chance of being debated.

There is some useful guidance on how to write a motion here. 

You can find out more details about the event here. 

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  • Brad Barrows 5th Aug '21 - 5:19pm

    I would like to see electoral reform for the Scottish Parliament – specifically a change from AMS to STV – being pushed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats as a key priority. Not only is STV the system that gives most power to individual voters, as they can prioritise individual candidates within parties as well as choose between parties, but it would also end the unhealthy situation we have at present where the SNP win almost all constituencies and then get almost nothing on the Regional Lists. It is also eminently sensible to reduce the number of different voting systems in use and STV is already used for local government.

  • Cambo Oil Field Project off Shetland.

    Have the Scottish Lib Dems got nothing to say about this ? Surprising given that the UK Leader used to be the UK Energy Secretary.

    Nothing in the news that I can discover.

  • Again in Scotland. What sort of campaign was run in a local council byelection midway between Edinburgh and Glasgow just off the M8 ? Is fifth place behind the Greens with 2.6% acceptable ?

    East Livingston and East Calder (West Lothian) By-Election, 5 August, 2021 :

    First Preferences

    SNP ~ 1890 (42.5%, +1.7)
    Conservative ~ 1085 (24.4%, +2.4)
    Labour ~ 969 (21.8%, -9.1)
    Green ~ 336 (7.6%, +4.0)
    Lib Dem ~ 118 (2.7%, nc)
    ISP ~ 47 (1.1%, +1.1)

  • I’d like to switch to see STV for the Holyrood elections too, but I have a feeling that’s already our policy. I know it’s our favoured electoral system. Either way, the fall out of the last election where it became obvious that gaming AMS wasn’t just theoretically possible, but something that was happening, means it would be a good time to campaign for STV for Holyrood as well as council elections.

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