About Us

Who are the Renfrewshire Liberal Democrats

The Renfrewshire Liberal Democrats are the the local party of the Scottish Liberal Democrats that covers the same area as Renfrewshire Council. This covers the towns of Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine, Johnstone, Linwood and the surrounding villages. We campaign to stand up for local values and to hope to represent at all levels of government. We fight for local voices to make sure that decisions are made as locally as possible.

While the Scottish Liberal Democrats current only have a single Councillor in Renfrewshire, we always make sure to deliver for local residents and keep the administration to account. Over the years we have managed to deliver big wins in budgets, get climate targets improved, and even back in 2007 were able to join as part of the administation.

We will continue to keep fighting to make Renfrewshire fairer, greener and more caring for all of is residents.

Our principles

The Liberal Democrats are different. We believe in putting people first, in enabling them to achieve their potential and giving them control over their own lives. We believe in equality, opportunity and community and stand for the rights of everyone, no matter what their backgrounds are. As it says at the beginning of our party constitution:

The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity.

Our volunteers

Our great strength lies in the support of the many volunteers who help us stay in touch with the borough’s needs. From talking to residents, to clerical work and delivering leaflets, they are the key to our continuing success in championing our communities. We are always looking for people to join our growing team.

Our members

Tens of thousands of people are members of the Liberal Democrats, and every single one of them gets to decide on policy, select our leader and local representatives, and choose the direction of the party. We’re liberal, progressive, and internationalist. Our values have put us on the right side of history: from leading the fight against the Iraq war and tripling renewable energy production, to legalising same-sex marriage and fighting Brexit every step of the way. If you share our values and want to turn that into making a real difference, join us today.