Sunday, May 12, 2013

North East Scotland Liberal Democrat Conference

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being one of the guest speakers at the North East Scotland Liberal Democrat Conference in Laurencekirk.   It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with a great turnout of Liberal Democrats from right across NE Scotland.

Christine Jardine, who has been selected as our party's candidate at the forthcoming Aberdeen Donside Scottish parliamentary by-election, gave a rousing speech.  Christine is a hugely impressive candidate, pointing out that "The North East needs a strong voice in parliament, not yet another nationalist who will bang the drum for independence."

It was also good to hear from Cllr Fergus Hood, Aberdeenshire councillor for East Garioch, who, last week, left the SNP to join the Liberal Democrats.  Fergus spoke with passion about his vision of improved facilities and services for the people of Aberdeenshire and how it is the Liberal Democrats who are delivering.

Here's some photographs from a great day (and with thanks to my colleague Daniel for his help with this!):
Addressing the conference
George Lyon MEP with some of the Dundee Team!
Christine Jardine (second right) with Cllr Steve Delaney of Aberdeen City Council, Alison McInnes MSP, Willie Rennie MSP and Malcolm Bruce MP
Willie Rennie MSP with Dundee delegates
Willie Rennie MSP addresses conference