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A snapshot of Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Scottish Liberal Democrats met for a busy annual Autumn conference in Dunfermline last Saturday. The day started with the most delicious sliced sausage ever. Subjects debated by members (all of whom have a vote), include reverse vending machines, honest lets, cuts to student funding, affordable childcare and the Home Rule Commission chaired by Sir Menzies Campbell.  Charles Kennedy also took part in that debate.

There were keynote speeches from Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore, new Business and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson and leader Willie Rennie. Danny Alexander did a question and answer session on the Mid Term Review and …

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RIP Donald Gorrie

The BBC reports the sad news of the death of former MP, MSP and stalwart Scottish Liberal Democrat Donald Gorrie:

Former Liberal Democrat MP and MSP Donald Gorrie has died aged 79. Mr Gorrie represented central Scotland in the Scottish parliament from 1999 to 2007, and represented Edinburgh West as an MP before devolution. …

His former parliamentary assistant, Hugh O’Donnell, who succeeded him in parliament said: “Donald Gorrie was my mentor, my friend and my guide. “He will be sadly missed by those who respect a politician and a man of independent character and principle”.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie

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