The Scottish Liberal Democrats have launched out 2021 Manifesto - Put Recovery First!In it, we have put forward our plans to:
Create new, green jobs
Boost mental health services
Bounce back plan for education
Tackle the climate emergency
Reform the UK and reject independence.
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In negotiations with the Scottish Government, the Liberal Democrats have secured £80m in additional funding for our schools.
This funding will be allocated to reduce class sizes and provide more resources for additional support to pupils who need it.
It will provide much needed support for school...
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have pledged to reform business rates to take the burden off the high street and give local shops a fairer way to compete with online retailers
Edinburgh Pentlands candidate Fraser Graham, and the Lib Dem team covering Sighthill/Gorgie ward have launched a petition calling on the City of Edinburgh Council to better combat the problem of fly-tipping in our area.
Increased visitor numbers have seen the car parks at Pentland Hills Regional Park full to bursting, with many visitors parking on surrounding roads, blocking local access. Action is needed to improve access to the regional parks and keep the surrounding roads safe for all.
The Edinburgh Pentlands Focus team have heard from a number of residents who are affected by uneven pavements in Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. Elderly or disabled people often find it difficult to get about if the pavements are in a poor state of repair.
Following a petition campaign by your Lib Dem team, the new First 63 bus service has launched, linking Balerno and Currie with Edinburgh Park, the Gyle Centre and South Queensferry.
I'm campaigning for Scotland to have a needle-sharp focus on recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, with a focus on key issues such as education, mental health and the climate emergency. Now is the time to come together as a partnership for recovery.