Carmichael: Richmond makes Liberal Democrats the UK-wide voice against hard Brexit

Speaking after the result of the Richmond Park by-election, the deputy leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alistair Carmichael MP, who attended the count in Richmond, said:

"The result last night is good news for millions of people in Scotland as well as for Richmond Park itself.

"The result in Richmond Park is a signal of hope in Scotland. The Liberal Democrats offer a voice for people who want the UK to stop a hard Brexit.

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Scot Lib Dems secure rise in age of criminal responsibility

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12.

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Cole-Hamilton: Ministers must work to fix public services

Responding to today’s poll in The Times which revealed that the Scottish public is losing confidence in the SNP's ability to run our public services, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie: People fed up with SNP on independence

Responding to todays poll which shows that support for independence is below the the level it was in the 2014 independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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McArthur calls for Scottish Government U-turn on age of criminal responsibility

Speaking in advance of a ministerial statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to Parliament on Thursday, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said that it is time the Government took action to right a wrong and raise the age of criminal responsibility in order to protect vulnerable children.

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McArthur: Action needed to boost energy industry

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today called for action to boost the future of the energy industry, after a new report suggested that thousands of jobs were still at risk.

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Rennie: Lords must reject blank cheque Brexit

The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats will tell the House of Lords that it should reject the blank cheque Brexit proposed by the Conservative Government.

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS waiting time performance ‘all-time low’

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for ministers to finally step up as new figures revealed performance against the NHS’ 18-week referral to treatment standard is now at an all-time low.

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Rennie: Spend on EU ref shows SNP prioirty

Responding to reports that show the SNP spent £90,830 on the recent EU referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Scot Gov must act now to take pressure off NHS staff

Responding to the publication of the implementation plan for the NHS’ 2020 Workforce Vision, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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