Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP will today back the proposed Scottish budget after it was announced yesterday that a deal had been agreed between the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Government.
Liberal Democrats led by Willie Rennie have secured extra funding in excess of £300 million on a plethora issues including a critical additional £120 million for mental health services.
Commenting Ms Wishart said:
“This year’s budget is obviously different in that it is being delivered in the midst of a pandemic. With that in mind it has been the focus of the Scottish Liberal Democrats to make sure that recovery is put first.
“During this year’s budget negotiation process, led by Willie Rennie for the Scottish Liberal Democrats, further revenue funding was secured for internal ferry services, along with a plethora of other funding including a critical additional £120 million for mental health services.”
“As a result of Liberal Democrat pressure we are seeing substantial changes to the budget that will help to put the COVID-19 recovery first.”