Cole-Hamilton comments on deaths at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital

Commenting on the deaths at the neonatal unit at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Scottish Government on the “wrong side of history and human rights”

Commenting on the Equality & Human Rights Committee’s decision to reject Scottish Liberal Democrats proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility beyond 12, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“The Scottish Government has found itself firmly on the wrong side of history and human rights. I can only assume it is terrified of losing favour with some aspect of its already fragile base.

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McArthur: Officers reveal Brexit strain on police force budgets

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today warned that police resources are being stretched to their limits because of the threat of a no deal Brexit, as senior officers warned that preparations would take their toll on police budgets.

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Rennie: Export figures show value of membership of UK and EU single markets

Responding to the news that Scotland’s exports to the rest of the UK grew by £2.2 billion in 2017, with exports to the EU increasing by £1.7 billion and wider international exports up £145 million, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie commented:

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SNP should park their independence obsession to get a budget agreed

Speaking ahead of the forthcoming Scottish budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Rennie comments on establishment of committee of inquiry

Commenting on the resolution of the Scottish Parliament’s business bureau to establish a committee to look into the Scottish Government’s procedures and handling of the Alex Salmond case, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Take fight against heart disease to every community

Commenting on new figures from ISD Scotland showing that:

  • In 2017-18 there were 18,422 cases of heart disease recorded, up from 17,915 the previous year.
  • The CHD mortality rate was five times greater in Scotland’s most deprived areas compared to the least deprived.
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Ministers must learn lessons from plight of Our Power

Scottish Liberal Democrat Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP raised concerns about the collapse of Our Power with ministers today, after the Edinburgh-based energy supplier announced it had ceased trading over the weekend.  

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Watchdog reports ScotRail performance at 15 year low

Consumer watchdog, TransportFocus has today revealed that passenger satisfaction on ScotRail trains is at a 15 year low, reporting that overall satisfaction fell to 79% in the Autumn of 2018.

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Hundreds more children in temporary accommodation

After official homelessness statistics today showed a 4% increase in the number of children in temporary accommodation year-on-year, Scottish Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Caron Lindsay commented:

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