Swinson reveals FGM victims identified in Scotland’s biggest cities

In the week of UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Jo Swinson, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has today published new statistics which show health boards recording treating women who have experienced FGM, with the numbers concentrated in Scotland’s biggest cities.

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Rumbles: ScotRail must shape up or lose contract

Commenting on the Scottish Government issuing yet another remedial plan notice to ScotRail, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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Rennie reveals £600k of cuts to Citizens Advice services

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today condemned more than £600k worth of Scottish Government cuts to Citizens Advice services as he warned that the cuts would hit services that people desperately rely upon for sound, free and independent advice. 

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Rennie reacts to Rosyth job losses

Responding to the news that Babcock, based in Rosyth, has announced 150 job losses, local MSP Willie Rennie reacted by saying:

“Even though this reduction in the workforce at Rosyth was expected, following the peak of employment to construct the aircraft carriers, this is still a tough day.

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Rumbles: Glasgow Airport staff the next in need of workplace parking levy exemption

Responding to confirmation that the SNP have cancelled plans for a direct rail link to Glasgow Airport for the second time, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

“This is the second time the Scottish Government have stopped plans for a direct rail link dead in their tracks. This time they’ve replaced it with feeble cop-out plans for a transit link.

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Highland Lib Dem challenges SNP to debate car park tax folly

Craig Harrow, Highland Liberal Democrat prospective candidate for Ross, Skye and Lochaber has issued an invitation to the SNP to defend their Working Parking Levy in the Highlands.

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360 officers on Brexit standby

Responding to confirmation from Police Scotland of plans to put 360 officers on standby to deal with incidents that may arise because of Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

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WORKPLACE PARKING LEVY MUST BE REJECTED FOLLOWING ADMISSION FROM FINANCE SECRETARY

Following an admission from the Finance Secretary that no preparation has been done on the proposal for a workplace parking levy, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for the proposal to be ditched.

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Capacity constraints cancel 600 operations in December

Responding to the news that 600 operations were cancelled in December for capacity or non-clinical reasons, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

Hundreds of patients had their operations cancelled in December alone through no fault of their own.

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Rumbles: ScotRail improvement promises look “implausible”

Responding to the news that staff shortages have caused thousands of train cancellations since April 2018, rising to an average of 46 a day at the turn of the year, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

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