Heathrow expansion is "environmentally unthinkable"

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today warned that Heathrow expansion is "environmentally unthinkable" as MPs debate proposals in the House of Commons today.

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Scot Lib Dems reveal "absurd" 600 day waits for delayed discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed patients have been in hospital on delayed discharge for up to 600 days after they were declared ready to leave, branding the situation “absurd".

Freedom of information requests by the party have uncovered the longest periods patients across the country had their discharge from hospital delayed for health and social care reasons during 2016/17 and 2017/18.

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Lib Dems want to break the Brexit deadlock

Responding to comments from Brexit Secretary Mike Russell as the First Minster meets with officials from the UK Government, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Lib Dems choose candidate for most marginal seat in the UK

A former police officer has been selected by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the most marginal seat in the country.

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Jardine secures reassurances from RBS over customer support in wake of closures

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today been reassured by senior RBS officials that customers will be supported following branch closures across Scotland.

At the meeting at RBS headquarters in her constituency, Ms Jardine asked for assurances over steps to address customer concerns.

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SNP backing for Heathrow expansion is flightplan for climate chaos

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today warned that proposals for a third runway at Heathrow would undermine the city's own airport and have an immensely damaging effect on Scotland's environment.

The Liberal Democrat MP said she was dismayed that the plans had won the support of both the SNP and Tories and called on those party's representatives in Edinburgh to think again.

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Jardine to meet RBS Director to discuss rural banking hubs

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will meet with an RBS director tomorrow to discuss her campaign to open ‘banking hubs’ in rural areas which have suffered branch closures.

Ms Jardine will sit down with Jane Howard, Managing Director of the Bank’s Personal Banking section, at the RBS headquarters in her constituency.

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Rennie: End standardised assessment obsession

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for an end to national standardised testing as Nicola Sturgeon opened up the door to a u-turn over the controversial testing policy at First Minister's Questions.

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Ministers agree to consult on Lib Dem proposals to expand freedom of information

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today said the Scottish Government must extend freedom of information laws to private bodies providing public services, after it agreed to consult on proposals put forward by the Scottish Liberal Democrats to expand its scope.

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Stone calls for cross party conversations between Holyrood and Westminster

On the day that a Westminster Hall debate on intergovernmental cooperation takes place, Liberal Democrat Scottish Affairs spokesperson Jamie Stone MP has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament suggesting that a backbench cross-party liaison committee consisting of MPs and MSPs be established. 

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