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Scot Lib Dems criticise Scottish Government efforts to cut Electoral Commission out of the loop.

October 31, 2019 7:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the report of the Scottish Parliament's finance and constitution committee which says that the government "must come to an agreement" with the independent Electoral Commission on testing the question for any future referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles said:

"Nicola Sturgeon wants to rush this bill through and cut the electoral commission out of the loop because she is afraid of independent scrutiny.

"Scottish Liberal Democrats are clear that the last thing we need is a bitter and divisive independence referendum when we should be focused on stopping Brexit and building a brighter future."