Scot Lib Dems vote against tax resolution

Commenting after the Scottish Parliament voted on the tax rate resolution for the year ahead, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“Our priority for this budget was for greater investment in local councils, mental health and teachers pay. Unfortunately the SNP chose to continue to put independence first.

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Cole-Hamilton: Hardworking A&E staff run off their feet as performance falls again

Commenting on today’s A&E figures which show that more than 100 patients had to wait for over twelve hours and performance against the 4 hour target of just 85.8%, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie comments on Labour split

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"This is a damning condemnation of what Labour has become and a compelling positive case for change.

"With their party captured by a bullying hard left that is failing to deal with antisemitism and failing on Europe, these MPs are rightly angry.

"Liberal Democrats will work with like-minded people to deliver real change."

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“Helping everyone achieve their potential” - Rennie sets out Scottish conference agenda

Speaking ahead of his party’s spring conference next weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said that this conference is a chance to show that sharp elbows and consistent campaigning can change public policy and that liberal ideas can help everyone to achieve their potential, as he highlighted new policy proposals on closing the attainment gap, early years education and supporting survivors of domestic abuse.

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Stone: RBS are failing their customers

Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson, has today criticised RBS for their poor customer service.

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Lib Dems support School Strike For Climate Campaign

Jamie Stone, MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and Scottish Affairs spokesperson has today backed young people who are striking over climate change.

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McArthur: Legality of police cyber kiosks remains unresolved

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that “we still have no clarity around how people’s rights will be protected” as a series of letters between Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Policing highlighted lingering concerns over the legality of Police Scotland’s cyber kiosks.

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Scot Lib Dems unveil Jill Reilly as candidate for Edinburgh East

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today unveiled project manager and former NGO worker Jill Reilly as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh East.

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Ministers stonewalling over indyref2 legal advice

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has today called for the Scottish Government to end their stonewalling and tell Parliament whether they are actively considering another independence referendum without a section 30 order.

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Cole-Hamilton: Independence means “poorer public services”

Responding to Andrew Wilson’s column on independence in the National, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

“With Brexit, the SNP have spent two years setting out the arguments against themselves.

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