What’s happening on P-30, Tuesday 7th April?

Before anything else, I’m going to abuse my editorial privileges on this site to wish my wonderful niece Emma a very happy 18th birthday. Unusually, she has already had her first vote, in the referendum on independence last year. She’s an amazing young woman who organised her mum’s surprise 40th birthday party last month and made sure that we all fulfilled our roles to her satisfaction. That unfortunate incident when she was a week old and I put an outfit on her back to front has led her to develop quite a perfectionist streak. Did I say she was amazing? So, Happy Birthday, Emma.

And now back to more routine matters. The election campaign continues today with Nick Clegg  travelling to Montgomeryshire to focus on mental health with candidate Jane Dodds. They will visit a local mental health charity to promote our plans to provide the extra £8 billion the NHS needs over the next Parliament and our prioritisation of mental health.

In Scotland Sir Malcolm Bruce and Sir Robert Smith will meet apprenticeships at an Aberdeenshire hotel.

Scotland has two leaders’ debates this week. The first one is tomorrow night with Labour’s Jim Murphy, the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, our Willie Rennie and Conservative Ruth Davidson. All the pressure here is on Jim Murphy. If he can’t be seen to beat Nicola, then Labour will be in even more serious trouble than they are already. Murphy is an experienced operator, but will he be able to offer a more optimistic, positive tone than the First Minister? Willie Rennie’s job will be to ensure that he actually gets in on the action and not completely sidelined. Murphy can be a bit of a marmite character, whereas Willie is always cheerful and reasonable.

 

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

Read more by or more about , , , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

One Comment

  • “…In Scotland Sir Malcolm Bruce and Sir Robert Smith will meet apprenticeships at an Aberdeenshire hotel.”

    I expect they met the apprentices and maybe then discussed the apprenticeships.

    No doubt if they met any pedants on the way, one of them would have pointed this out. Unless of course they were meeting someone who was learning to be a ship, in which case I suppose they could meet an apprentice ship.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarBill le Breton 18th Nov - 4:04pm
    Jo has just done a really good interview on Bloomberg. You can always tell a good interviewer by whether they get our Party name right!...
  • User AvatarRoland 18th Nov - 4:02pm
    It remains to be seen whether the UK being out of the EU will help address the regional imbalance. I'm surprised you don't already have...
  • User AvatarJAMES COLE 18th Nov - 3:49pm
    There may some disparity between national and constituency polls, however think the poorest national polls were more recent and best from weekend polls under constituency...
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 18th Nov - 3:31pm
    The speech looked better than the summary above.
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 18th Nov - 2:51pm
    @ Tony Greaves. Yes @ Innocent Bystander The High Street is not just about shopping. It gets you out into the community, you meet people,...
  • User AvatarPaul Barker 18th Nov - 2:37pm
    Currently we are being squeezed in The National Polls, probably to around 14% "Now" but thats not because Voters like what they see in The...