Following a great turnout at our AGM, we’ve elected a brand new committee to take us into next year.
President – James Harrison Vice-President (Events) – Louise Irving Vice-President (Campaigns) – Ruaraidh Dobson Treasurer – Ailsa McGregor
There’ll be a general election some time between now and next June, and since Glasgow North is a target seat (only 3338 votes to win!) we’ll be working hard to elect Katy Gordon to Parliament, and show Glasgow students that only the Lib Dems will stand up for them.
Everyone have a good Christmas, Chanukah, (belated) Eid or any other kind of winter celebration! We’ve got a lot of good things planned for next year, particularly with Liberal Youth Scotland – stay tuned!
Following on from our very successful talk with Ross Finnie, we’ll be hosting a discussion with Liam MacArthur MSP and Katy Gordon (Parliamentary Candidate, Glasgow North) on environmentalism during the credit crisis. It’ll be on at 7:30pm in the Williams Room of the John Mac (SRC) Building. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and it promises to be a really interesting event. If you’re concerned with the envrionment, this is one not to miss!
We’ve got a couple of great events planned for politics week (24th-30th November)!
On Monday 24th we’re really lucky to have Ross Finnie, MSP for the West of Scotland and Shadow Minister for Health here to speak about Mental Health and Addiction. Ross is well known in the party for his barnstorming speeches, so this is an event not to miss! It’s provisionally booked for 6:30 in the Williams Room, John Mac Building, but this could change – check out the facebook event to keep up to date.
On Thursday 27th we have Liam MacArthur, MSP for Orkney and Environment Spokesperson, and Katy Gordon, PPC for Glasgow North to talk to us about how the Credit Crunch will affect Green issues. If you’re concerned about the environment, this is a must. The venue isn’t set yet, but we’ll keep you posted here and on the facebook group.
We’ll have free drinks and snacks at both these events, so come along!
After a really successful meeting on the 14th of November, Liberal Youth Scotland will be meeting again on Monday 1st December, 6:00pm in Party HQ at 4 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh. Everyone’s welcome to come along. Among other things we’ll be discussing motions to conference, so if you’ve got an idea for lib dem policy we can help make the case!
Clifton Terrace is right across the road from Haymarket Station, so it’s dead easy to find. Google map.
If you have any questions, get in touch by email: email@example.com. See you there!
On Saturday 22nd November we’re helping Katy Gordon out by having a student action day. We’ll be delivering a few of the new leaflets she’s putting out, then going for a few drinks at the QM. There will be lots of prizes given out at the end by Katy, mostly in the form of drinks.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be meeting up with one of the current famous faces of the Lib Dems when we’re about to head off! What’s not to love?
The timetable for the day is…
10.00 – Meet outside the QMU 10.15 – Head up to Gilshochill by minibus 13.00 – Break for lunch 17.00 – Get some drinks at Jim’s
We will be having a meeting on 28th October at 6pm in the T.V room of the QMU with Katy Gordon, the PPC for Glasgow North. Come along to meet her and get to know Glasgow North’s campaigns. Remember, we’re only a 6% swing from the first LibDem seat in Glasgow for 20 years!
We will be going to Jim’s bar afterwards so if you haven’t had a chance to meet us yet, come along!
OneVoice are holding a film screening of encounter point tomorrow night (Thursday 16th October) at 6.30pm in the Boyd Orr Building, level 4. OneVoice is a group set up to support those in Palestine and Israel who are working towards a two state solution. The film screening will be a great opportunity to learn more about the problems faced. Even if you don’t know much about it I would really recommend going and showing your support.