Cole-Hamilton: Cancer patients left lonely and cold

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to ensure comprehensive provision of aftercare after new research suggested that cancer patients were struggling to heat their homes.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

McArthur: "spectacular error" to cut Chief Constable out of the loop

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP today reiterated the need for the Scottish Government to establish a full expert independent review of police governance following what he described as a “troubling series of events”.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

10% increase in children in temporary accommodation "heartbreaking"

Commenting on official homelessness statistics released today, showing a 10% increase in the number of children in temporary accommodation year-on-year, Scottish Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, Caron Lindsay, commented:

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Cole-Hamilton: A&E target missed since July

Commenting on new A&E stats showing the A&E target was hit for just 85.8% of attendees, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Scot Lib Dems launch social care consultation

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today launched a consultation on the future of social care, warning that the ageing population is set to add an extra burden to a system already under "immense pressure".

www.scotlibdems.org.uk/socialcare

Read more
Add your reaction Share

McArthur: Damaged relationships at top of policing are on show

Responding to an interview by Claire Gormley, the wife of on leave Chief Constable Phil Gormley, in which she criticised the Justice Secretary and police watchdogs, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

Read more
Add your reaction Share

SNP closing kids ward

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that the SNP Government's decision to close a children's ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley will be "a bitter blow to parents and campaigners" who have battled to keep facilities open.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Committee agrees SNP Government must now deliver fair ferry funding

Northern Isles MSPs Tavish Scott and Liam McArthur have today welcomed unanimous calls by a cross-party parliamentary committee for the Scottish Government to deliver fair ferry funding in their budget.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Government must lay out plans for national falls strategy

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today repeated calls for the Scottish Government to begin work on a national falls strategy in collaboration with local authorities and stakeholders, after the SNP accepted a Lib Dem amendment calling for the Government to report on progress on the stategy.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Lib Dems warn SNP set to miss childcare target

Speaking after questioning the First Minister about how the Scottish Government will hire the 11,000 new staff it needs to fulfil its 2020 early learning and childcare targets, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

Read more
Add your reaction Share