Liberal Democrats 2022 Aberdeenshire Council Manifesto Launched

The Aberdeenshire Council Liberal Democrat Group has launched its Manifesto for the May Council Elections.  
Entitled “A Manifesto for a Changing World”, the document lays out an ambitious but deliverable programme for the next Council term. The Liberal Democrat Group recognise the huge challenges that will be facing Aberdeenshire over the coming years and have sought to address these challenges in their detailed Manifesto.
Group Leader Cllr Peter Argyle commented:
“We will all face difficult times in the years ahead. We face a perfect storm that is unparalleled in our recent history – the cost-of-living crisis, war in Europe, Covid, our leaving the EU are all impacting on us. And underlying everything of course is climate change and the drive to net zero.  So we make no rash and undeliverable promises. We do not commit to spending money we do not have. We do not promise to bring about change that is beyond the Council’s sphere but will be frank and open with our residents.
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2022 Council Candidates

The Liberal Democrats are proud to confirm that they will be standing with excellent local candidates in all wards in Aberdeenshire.

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Full steam ahead on reopening railways

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said it should be “full steam ahead” on plans to reopen railway lines across Scotland, and Deeside and Peterhead could be among those that gets the green light.

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Free childcare for all 2-year-olds promised for local families

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced proposals to extend free early learning and childcare (ELC), close the poverty-related attainment gap, and help parents who want to return to work.

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Exponential rise in youth unemployment shows why recovery must be put first

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Remarkable carers deserve better support, Lib Dems say

Carers must be better recognised in the next Scottish Parliament with guaranteed respite support and a renewed 2016 Carer's Act to learn the lessons of the pandemic, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.

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Radical steps needed to cut fuel bills, Lib Dem warns

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced plans to cut energy bills and tackle fuel poverty by declaring home insulation a national strategic priority, doubling fuel poverty budgets and increasing incentives for all homes.

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Scottish LibScottish Liberal Democrats Propose Tax Cuts to Save the High Street

North East candidate Rosemary Bruce and the Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced their bold plans to shake up the business rates system and to lower the tax burden for smaller businesses struggling to compete with bigger online competitors.

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Turvey calls on NHS Tayside to allow volunteers to restore abandoned Brechin Infirmary site

Lib Dem candidate for Angus & Mearns Michael Turvey has offered his help to a local community charity, the Brechin Healthcare Group, who are campaigning to transform the former Brechin Infirmary site into a new Health & Wellbeing Hub.

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Scot Lib Dems announce North East candidate list and pledge to “Put Recovery First”

As nominations close, Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced their list of candidates for the North East of Scotland and are pledging their commitment to make recovery from the pandemic their number one priority as MSPs.

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