Cole-Hamilton: SNP MSP should withdraw BBC fake news jibe

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today submitted a parliamentary motion calling on an SNP MSP to withdraw their public declaration that the BBC represents fake news.

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Liberal Democrats in bid to force SNP to honour commitment to fair ferry funding

The Scottish Liberal Democrats will today initiate a debate in the Scottish Parliament in which they will call on the Scottish Government to honour their commitment to fair funding for internal ferry services in the Northern Isles. 

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McArthur: Fuel poverty levels underscore the need for action

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson and Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has today called on Scottish Ministers to improve energy efficiency measures and set a more ambitious target for the eradication of fuel poverty, following the latest round official statistics.

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Cole-Hamilton: Long-term NHS vacancies due to SNP workforce mismanagement

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today warned that the squeeze on NHS staff and workforce mismanagement is hurting patient care after new figures revealed the scale of NHS vacancies. 

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Cole-Hamilton: 760 patients waited over a year for psychological therapies

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that the SNP’s failure to take mental health seriously is behind new statistics showing more "intolerable" waits for psychological treatments.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for plans to reduce bed blocking

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on SNP ministers to set out their plans for reducing avoidable delayed discharges after new statistics showed the highest number of health and social care delays since February and revealed the huge cost to the NHS of the problem.

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Jardine says Tories new threat to UK

Lib Dem Scotland spokesperson Christine Jardine has criticised Scottish Conservative MPs for failing to stand up for devolution at Westminster. 

In a debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill at Westminster the Conservatives were the only Scottish MPs not to back amendments designed to ensure the Scottish Parliament gains powers returning from Brussels. 

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Rennie: Print "No indyref2" on every page of Growth Commission report

Responding to reports suggesting that the SNP's Growth Commission will report in the new year and that the First Minister will use this to launch a renewed push for independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said: 

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Cole-Hamilton reveals 50,000 students used counselling services

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today revealed that nearly 50,000 students have used university counselling services in the last 5 years and called on the Scottish Government and universities to work together to ensure student mental health is made a priority.

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Rennie: Livingstone comments are disappointing

Responding to comments made by Iain Livingstone to the Scotland on Sunday today where he called for less political interference in policing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

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