Scots Lib Dems to launch “opportunity” manifesto

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THE Scottish Liberal Democrats will launch their manifesto today, setting out plans to deliver a “decade of opportunity” for all.

Leader Willie Rennie will say voters can choose a “responsible” plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society with opportunity for everyone by backing his party.

Willie Rennie will say voters can choose a 'responsible' plan to build a stronger economy and fairer society. Picture: Neil Hanna

Willie Rennie will say voters can choose a 'responsible' plan to build a stronger economy and fairer society. Picture: Neil Hanna

Mr Rennie is also expected to highlight the Lib Dems’ plans for investing in early years education, jobs creation and funding the NHS when he unveils the manifesto in Edinburgh, accompanied by business minister Jo Swinson.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Rennie said: “Liberal Democrats are driven by our ambition of creating opportunity for all.

“Our prospectus to the people of Scotland is proudly Liberal Democrat. Standing on the record of progress in government and vision of the future. In just five years we have got the economy back on track and done so fairly. We are now closer to our ambition of creating opportunity for everyone. But with wins for the Liberal Democrats in this election we can make it a decade of opportunity.

“With Liberal Democrats we can create opportunity for children by investing in education especially in the early years. With Liberal Democrats we can create opportunity for everyone by investing £800 million in our NHS and bring mental health care to the fore.

““These are Liberal Democrat ambitions because they build a stronger economy and a fairer society, in a stronger Scotland”

Willie Rennie

“With Liberal Democrats we can create opportunity for workers by creating even more jobs and cutting their taxes too. With Liberal Democrats we can create opportunity for Scotland by delivering more powers to the Scottish Parliament.

“These are Liberal Democrat ambitions because they build a stronger economy and a fairer society, in a stronger Scotland.

“It is a positive offer to create a decade of opportunity for everyone in our country.”