History of the Liberal party and its policies

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THE current Liberal Party was formed by individuals within the original version opposed to joining the new Liberal Democrats in 1988.

Policies differ between local groups but nationally the party advocates a written constitution, a Bill of Rights and control and abandonment of the UK’s nuclear programme.

It also pledges control of illegal drugs as an alternative to criminalisation.

Led by long-standing Liverpool councillor Steve Radford, the party currently has about 25 councillors in the UK.

The other Liberal candidates include Seumas Stiubhard Macmhicean in Forth, Tom Strode in Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart and Karen Michelle Hetherington in City Centre. Scotland leader John Hein is standing in Leith Walk and Margaret Lea in Southside/Newington.