Category Archives: Sophie Bridger

Scottish Liberal Democrats call for high quality, affordable childcare

At Conference in Dunfermline on Saturday, the Scottish Liberal Democrats debated the issue of childcare in the wake of a report from Save the Children which highlighted the severe difficulties parents on low incomes faced trying to pay for childcare. … Continue reading

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How dare the Taliban shoot a 14 year old girl who just wants to go to school! #dayofthegirl

I look at the two 13 year old girls in my lounge just now. They’ve had a great day at school, learning about all sorts of things. One of them had a profound exchange with her science teacher about gender … Continue reading

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Angry with Jeremy Hunt’s views on abortion? Here’s something constructive you can do…

There’s been a bit of a drama this morning about the fact that Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has expressed his views that there should be a 12 week time limit on abortions. The Independent reports that in a Times … Continue reading

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Our first ever Pride

It seems ridiculous, given that I’ve been campaigning for LGBT equality for most of my adult life, but I hadn’t been to a Pride event before. I’d seen one in all its awesomeness, in London in 1992 as I was … Continue reading

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The Your Choice campaign for abortion law reform

You may have heard me talk in glowing terms about Liberal Youth Scotland President Sophie Bridger.  She’s had a really successful year in office, standing in Inverclyde and totally trumping the Labour candidate on live tv and leaving LYS with a … Continue reading

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The Love Equally March in pictures #equalmarriage

Yesterday over a thousand people marched from the Edinburgh University down the Royal Mile to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood to make the case for the law to be changed to equalise the marriage laws for same sex and heterosexual … Continue reading

Posted in Equal Marriage, Holyrood, Jim Hume MSP, Liberal Youth Scotland, Love Equally, Sophie Bridger | 1 Comment

Inverclyde – Labour hold on in their heartland

You’ll notice that although I wrote a lot about Inverclyde, and the excellent Liberal Democrat candidate Sophie Bridger, I never made any wild predictions about what would happen. That’s because I had a feeling that it would be pretty much … Continue reading

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#Inverclyde by-election: May the best woman win – but please, boys, stop using the F word

Every time Willie Rennie describes Sophie as a breath of fresh air, a bit of me wants to slap him round the head with a wet fish, because that’s such a cliche. He’s right, of course, but I just hate … Continue reading

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>The secret life of Sophie Bridger, #inverclyde by-election candidate

>Next couple of days are signficant occasions for two very talented young people in their 20s. Andy Murray plays Rafa Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-final on Friday. By the time he sets foot on Centre Court, though, we’ll know how … Continue reading

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>Sophie Bridger gets #Inverclyde Tory to admit Lib Dems make Government fairer

>”I think it probably is fairer than a minority Tory Government.”  So said Inverclyde Conservative candidate David Wilson in response to close questioning from Liberal Democrat candidate Sophie Bridger on last night’s STV debate. David Cameron had already said this … Continue reading

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