Better with Willie Rennie and his amigo's

The Liberal Democrat leader in Scotland Willie Rennie, has pledged that his party's councillors will 'champion' local areas, as he launched the manifesto for next month's council elections. The Lib Dem’s believe they can win more seats than the 71 they have at the moment.

Willie said at the launch: "Liberal Democrats councillors have a powerful track record of delivering for local communities across Scotland. They are local champions. They work all year round, not just at election time."

In a flashback to 2014, Willie continued "Unlike the SNP and the Greens we will put local communities first, not another divisive independence referendum. With Liberal Democrats you get a champion for your area not a cheerleader for independence."

Willie also said: "Our plan for a strong economy and a fair society contrasts with the reckless hard Brexit of the Conservatives and the divisive approach of the nationalists.

"At a local level, Liberal Democrat plans will mean a transformational investment in nurseries and schools, a step change in mental health services and the scrapping of the unfair council tax."

Lib Dem MSPs voted against the Scottish Government’s plans for a second independence referendum last month in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

Yvonne McLellan, a Green council campaign coordinator, commenting on Lib Dem efforts has said: "Voters will have little time for the Lib Dem’s as they copy Labour and the Tories, shamelessly using the council election as a proxy for constitutional issues when it's about decisions over our schools, social care and housing.

"Our 200-plus Green candidates are finding on the doorsteps people want to talk about local services and that's what we're focusing on, pledging to put power back in the hands of communities."

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