Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has warned the Scottish Government cannot overlook the effect low oil prices are having on Scottish jobs, as brent crude prices reach the lowest they've been in eleven years.Read more
The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Wille Rennie has dubbed the First Minister’s decision to proceed with national testing as a “throwback to Thatcherism”, saying the plans will undermine the work of teachers and the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes today accused the SNP of breath-taking complacency on North East jobs after a senior government backbencher talked down the challenge facing Scotland’s energy industry.Read more
The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has today spoken of his vision for Scotland over the next five years, contrasting the SNP’s poor performance in government with the Scottish Liberal Democrats’ ambition for a bright, liberal and green Scotland.Read more
Kicking off the 2016 Scottish election year, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats will say his party will focus on the day job to deliver a bright, green and liberal programme for Scotland.Read more
Hume - half a million NHS working days lost as result of mental ill health
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today called for urgent mental health support for health workers as new figures revealed that 575,000 working days have been lost across the NHS as a result of mental ill health since 2011.Read more
The innocence of the young is one of the great joys of Christmas. It is the job of the political leaders to protect that innocence from the, sometimes ugly, world around us.
The scale of the challenge that the international community faces in Syria cannot be understated. We have seen the impact of the conflict on our television screens and the beaches of the Mediterranean.
But where there is darkness there is also light. The response across the globe to the Paris attacks was uplifting. Singing together at the football, standing together on the streets and even the United Nations speaking together with one voice showed that we are at one against Daesh.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesman Jim Hume MSP has warned that the situation of thousands of homeless people in Scotland can only worsen if the SNP government doesn’t keep to its election promise to deliver 30,000 homes for social rent before the 2016 Holyrood election.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has this evening celebrated as his Bill to ban smoking in private cars when a child is present was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has said the Scottish Parliament will have the chance to protect thousands of children for years to come if MSPs agree today to ban smoking in private cars when a child is present.Read more