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  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western (Constituency) and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats delivered an emotional speech to conference today.

    We've gathered the highlights for you to explore, or you can read or watch his full speech here:

    See Alex's full speech

    Alex kicked things off by expressing his heartfelt thanks to his Scottish Liberal inspirations:

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    Conference, it is a tremendous honour for me to address you for the first time as the leader of our Scottish party.

    I'm conscious that today I am addressing some of my political heroes.

    I cannot overstate the sense of responsibility I feel to the great Scottish Liberals on whose shoulders I stand, and whose legacy I inherit, among them friends and mentors like Jim Wallace, Jo Swinson and Charles Kennedy.

  • Article: Sep 20, 2021

    During the awful violence in May, Britain was absent from the world stage - despite our historic responsibilities to the region.

    That's why today we have set out a route map for the UK Government to follow in its engagement with the region. It is vital that long-term underlying tensions are to be addressed if we hope to achieve a lasting peace rather than a short term truce.