Lib Dems delighted SNP get behind tougher interim emissions target

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government will today back an amendment co-signed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats for a more stringent interim emissions target of 75% by 2030, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

“I’m absolutely delighted the Scottish Government has got on board with our plans to introduce tougher interim emissions targets.

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McArthur calls on government to make “tough and ambitious” amendments to Climate Change Bill

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s debate on the Climate Change Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Violence, sexual and drug crime on the rise

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today demanded the Justice Secretary “urgently re-examine” strained police resources after newly published crime statistics revealed a “steep rise” in violent, sexual and drug related crimes.

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Cole-Hamilton criticises “scandalous” cancer waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today branded waits for cancer treatment “scandalous” as new statistics show just three NHS boards are meeting the critical waiting time target.

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Cole-Hamilton: Survey shows Scotland's health “stagnating”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the SNP Government needs to step up efforts to improve Scotland's wellbeing after new statistics showed health and lifestyle measures “stagnating”.

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Swinson: Parliament should be sitting so we can question PM

Responding to the Supreme Court ruling that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks was unlawful, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS Lothian lagging behind on alcohol and drug treatment services

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to take urgent steps to support struggling substance misuse services, after new figures showed NHS Lothian breaching the waiting time target for alcohol and drug treatment.

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Swinson: Corbyn is a Brexiteer at heart

Responding to the news from Labour Party conference that it would not back Remain in a People’s Vote, under the guidance of Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

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“Baffling” Scottish Labour adrift on both Brexit and independence

Responding to Richard Leonard’s speech to Labour conference, Scottish Liberal Democrat general election chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Number of Police Scotland officers receiving PTSD support doubles in the last 3 years

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today renewed demands for a full police staff survey after a new report revealed the number of officers receiving specialist trauma support for PTSD has more than doubled in the last 3 years.

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