McArthur calls for urgent action to support energy sector

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today called on the UK government to press ahead with new measures to support the North Sea energy sector.

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McInnes warns armed officers must be properly briefed

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged Police Scotland bosses to redouble their efforts to brief armed officers about appropriate deployment after an armed officer was spotted picking up his lunch in a busy supermarket in Edinburgh – and senior officers reportedly said “this officer was doing absolutely nothing wrong.”

 

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McInnes to lead young offender voting debate

Scottish Liberal Democrats will tomorrow (Thursday 18th June) lead the debate on an amendment to the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age Bill) which could extend the voting franchise to some young offenders.

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McArthur raises concerns over SNP university meddling

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Liam McArthur has raised concern about the autonomy of Scotland’s universities as the Scottish Government published its Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill today.

 

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Stephen demands senior SNP MP correct the record after false Vow claims

Liberal Democrat Scotland spokesperson and former Deputy First Minister Lord Nicol Stephen has demanded one of the SNP’s most senior MPs correct the record after falsely claiming that the Vow - given by the UK party leaders before the independence referendum –called for Full Fiscal Autonomy.

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Slow progress on A&E shows SNP complacency

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has challenged the SNP Government’s “complacency and inaction” in improving A&E wait times for the thousands of people who wait for more than 4 hours to be seen.

 

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Hume criticises delay in response to Glasgow A&E crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has criticised the delayed response from Scottish Government ministers in supporting a struggling new hospital to meet A&E targets.

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Lib Dems reveal zero ethnic minority top teachers

Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed damning statistics showing that Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic teachers do not occupy any of the top positions in Scotland’s primary, secondary or special schools.

 

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Rennie slams SNP for jumping the gun on ID database plans

Scottish Liberal Democrats have accused SNP ministers of jumping the gun after it emerged proposals for two new identity databases have been put out to tender – before they have been approved by parliament.

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Lib Dems pay tribute to Charles Kennedy

It is with great sadness that we announce that former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Charles Kennedy, has passed away.

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