Lib Dems gath­er­ing mo­men­tum, says leader

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

Scot­tish Lib­eral Demo­crat leader Willie Ren­nie has said the mo­men­tum is with his party as ac­tivists gather ahead of their au­tumn con­fer­ence.

With the Lib Dems in Scot­land hav­ing gained three seats from the SNP in June’s snap elec­tion, Mr Ren­nie said there had been “sig­nif­i­cant gains”. He also hailed new UK leader Vince Ca­ble as be­ing an “im­por­tant eco­nomic thinker” and a “real as­set” to the Lib Dems.

The con­fer­ence, which starts to­mor­row, is Mr Ca­ble’s first since tak­ing over the job from Tim Far­ron.

Mr Ca­ble said the Lib Dems were now “sig­nif­i­cantly more in­flu­en­tial than be­fore the gen­eral elec­tion”.

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