What’s going on at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference today?

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Today, Scottish Liberal Democrats gather in Edinburgh with less than 10 weeks to go before the Scottish Parliament elections. The Spring Conference is being held in the Assembly Rooms on George Street.

In the hall

On the agenda in the hall today are public services (delivery and empowering workers), tax reform, establishing a Scottish Office of Budget Responsibility to give independent analysis to economic forecasts, the rights of children and young people and giving power to island communities.

Scottish Conference agenda Friday

Willie Rennie makes his keynote speech, too.

On the Fringe

Tom Brake MP heads up to Edinburgh to address a Liberal International fringe meeting on Syria, the Middle East and Britain. Various organisations will also by pitching their policy ideas and Scotland’s biggest teaching union the EIS will be asking what issues will dominate Scottish education. I suspect Willie Rennie’s plans to raise a penny on income tax to introduce a Pupil Premium and to reverse SNP education cuts will be mentioned.

In the evening, Liberal Youth Scotland are holding a quiz in the Canon’s Gait pub on the Royal Mile and there is the big Conference dinner at the National Gallery of Scotland. Alex Cole-Hamilton, candidate for Edinburgh Western, who won the Glasgow University Union Charles Kennedy Memorial Debate on why we should stay in the EU last Spetember, will be the guest speaker.

 

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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One Comment

  • simon mcgrath 26th Feb '16 - 1:18pm

    Caron – thanks – is there a link to the motions -I could not see them on the website

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