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Lib Dems pay tribute to Lord Robert Maclennan

The Liberal Democrats have today led tributes following the death of Lord Robert Maclennan.

Lord Robert Maclennan of Rogart, known as Bob Maclennan, was the last leader of the Social Democrat Party before it merged with the Liberal Party. He then became joint interim leader of the new party.

Bob Maclennan was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001. Upon stepping down as MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Bob Maclennan was elevated to the House of Lords.

Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey said:

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The Immigration Bill: 23 Liberal Democrat Lords rebel on “stateless” power, 12 on child trafficking guardian

immigrationThe Immigration Bill was back in the Lords this Monday where the Government suffered two defeats. The first was to overturn the power of the Home Secretary to deprive terror suspects who had acquired British citizenship  (note, suspects, not anybody who has been convicted of anything) of that citizenship even if so doing would render them stateless.

Of the 242 peers supporting Lord Pannick’s amendment, 23 of them were Liberal Democrats. And their ranks included more than the usual Awkward Squad.

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    It just doesn't sound very Liberal. Many of our own voters don't believe it's the government's responsibility to provide education, healthcare, jobs and homes. There's...
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    Thanks so much Catherine, appreciate your response. We need to understand the connection between the arts and humanity, the potential for the one, involved with...
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    Sue, t is the way we look at the other evils of society that makes us distinctive, I suppose, with a right to claim distinctiveness....
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    Thank you for this article, Lorenzo, and good luck with this project. Humanity needs the arts more than ever, right now.
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    I think it would be better if young people made up their own minds.
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    No, John, not compromise - distinctiveness. True, a decade ago we had 57 MPs where now we have eleven. But in the Nineties Labour had...