I want to put on record my incredible sadness at the resignation of Cllr Debra Storr from the Liberal Democrats.
I first met Debra at the Scottish Young Social Democrats AGM in November 1985, so we go back basically all my adult life. She is an instinctive Liberal Democrat and has a very long and distinguished record of serving the party at local, Scottish and UK level. She is and will continue to be a dedicated local councillor who works hard for the people living in her ward.
The Party should not be losing people of Debra's and Martin Ford's calibre. My hope for the future is that at some stage they may feel able to rejoin the Party, and be welcomed back.