‘No taxation without representation’ was the call to arms which shook Westminster to its very core, and drove the American revolution.
And yet nearly 250 years later here we are again. In this country today 16 and 17 year olds can pay tax and national insurance, and yet they have no say, no representation in how that money they contribute to the public purse is spent.
They can also get married and join the armed forces, but they cannot vote and have no say in our society’s decisions on their future. Yet, nobody has provided a reasonable explanation as to why. There have been plenty of excuses but no explanations.Read more
After a month of delay the news is finally in that the Labour and the SNP have signed a coalition deal to run Edinburgh City Council.
City Lib Dem Group Leader Dobbie Aldridge said, "This deal could have been signed weeks ago. However, Labour's dilly-dallying and indecision left the city facing weeks of uncertainty.Read more
Edinburgh Liberal Democrats are celebrating a successful General Election in the city with the news that Christine Jardine has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West with a majority of 2988 over the SNP.Read more
Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh are on the rise again and intent on winning more seats in the council elections. Liberal Democrats swept to victory in the Scottish Parliament elections in Edinburgh Western against the pundits’ predictions and people are recognising that our hard work, enthusiasm and common sense approach to politics are needed more than ever.
Underpinning all of our work is a commitment to make a real difference in the communities we represent: listening, offering feedback and keeping in touch with local people all year round and campaigning on issues which are important to the community.Read more
Edinburgh is an international European city that benefits from our strong ties to the rest of the UK. Edinburgh Liberal Democrats are urging voters to use their first preference vote on Thursday 4th May to take a stand against Independence and against a hard Brexit.Read more
There is one political party that is standing up for a fair, decent and tolerant Scotland. The Scottish Liberal Democrats.Read more
Last year Liberal Democrats started winning again. Our wins in the May elections, our victory in local council elections and our stunning win in Richmond were great progress. Those wins combined with our thousands of new members means the Liberal Democrats are back. We started winning again because people want champions for an open, tolerant, generous, internationalist, progressive kind of country.
This year our ambitions are for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union, Scotland to remain in the UK and Scotland to adopt a progressive programme to make us the best again.Read more