Rumbles welcomes progress for dangerous Laurencekirk junction

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed news that Transport Scotland are to award the contract for ground investigation, for the new grade separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk, to Allied Exploration and Geotechnics Ltd.

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Wishart wavers on SNP support for People’s Vote

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today renewed calls for a People’s Vote after it was revealed that SNP MP Pete Wishart has been telling constituents he is unable to support “the motion that proposes that a deal is put to the British people in a confirmatory vote" defying the First Minister’s clear stance in favour of a second referendum.

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Andrew Wilson admits Scotland and UK are tightly bound together

Responding to Andrew Wilson's interview on Good Morning Scotland in which the former MSP admitted: "The level of integration we've got with the rest of the UK over 300 years in financial services, in wages and pensions and mortgages is pretty unique", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Pupils with CPR skills make their communities safer

Commenting on the news that every pupil in Scotland is to be taught life-saving CPR skills at school, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“This is fantastic news. Basic first aid skills will set our young people up for life.

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Rennie: Brexit delay means time to trigger a People’s Vote

Responding to the news that the PM has written to the EU calling for another extension of Article 50, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
 
“The EU has been clear that we must have a clear purpose for any extension.

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Lib Dems reveal less than 1 in 20 local authority vehicles are eco-friendly

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today revealed that just 4.6% of vehicles owned by Scotland’s local authorities are electric or hybrid, as he pressed the Scottish Government to deliver a comprehensive plan for reducing transport emissions.

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Swinson: Shared parental leave must be right from day one

The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, has today launched a bid to reform shared parental leave, including requiring the Government to make shared parental leave a day one right.

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Cross-party statement on People's Vote and revoking Article 50

Following cross-party talks, opposition parties have called for a People's Vote to be a priority and to keep the option to revoke Article 50 on the table to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

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Hundreds of GPs and dentists have taken early retirement since 2015

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said the Scottish Government is presiding over a system that is leaving doctors “exhausted and disenchanted”, after a freedom of information request published by the Scottish Government revealed 541 GPs and 221 dentists retired before reaching their state pension age between 2015 and 2018.

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Scottish Government should back LGBT+ charity facing dissolution

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP and deputy convenor of the equalities committee Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for the Scottish Government to support LGBT+ charity TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) after the charity announced it was “facing dissolution” due to a lack of secure core funding.

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