Rennie calls for action as one in five GP training jobs unfilled

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has urged the SNP Government to act after it was revealed one in five GP training slots in Scotland has been left unfilled this summer.

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Carmichael: scrapping Human Rights Act could cause havoc

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael will today warn that Conservative plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) would “play havoc” with the constitution of the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland peace process.

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Lib Dems secure review of face recognition technology

Scottish Liberal Democrats have secured a review of Police Scotland's controversial use of facial recognition technology.

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McArthur calls for action on childcare shortages

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur has called on the SNP Government to ensure local authorities have enough childcare capacity to meet demand.

 

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Hume to make the case for car smoking ban

Scottish Liberal Democrat South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume will tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd June) make his case for his bill to ban smoking in cars with children present.

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McInnes calls for action after damning Fife stop and search report

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has urged the SNP to back her proposals to put all stop and search on a legal footing following a damning academic report into a heralded pilot on the practise.

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New eating disorder figures cause for concern

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has warned Scottish Ministers they must do more to support young people after new figures obtained through Parliamentary Questions revealed that nearly 300 children were treated for eating disorders in Scotland between 2009-10 and 2013-14. Of these, 79 were aged 13 or younger.

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Stop and search figures show need for reform

Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to put controversial stop and search on a statutory footing after it emerged today that nearly one in five Glaswegians have been subjected to the tactic.

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Lib Dems hail votes at 16

Scottish Liberal Democrats have hailed a historic day for democracy as the Scottish Parliament passed a bill giving young Scots the right to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections.

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Carmichael blasts Tories renewables change

Scottish Liberal Democrat Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has blasted moves by the Tory government to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme early next year as a “backwards step” for the UK’s energy mix.

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