Mundell threatens to quit again

Commenting on reports that David Mundell has threatened to resign from cabinet again, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Equivalent of 40% of BTP staff leave amid merger chaos

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today revealed that the equivalent of more than 40% of officers and staff have left the British Transport Police in Scotland since the SNP announced its plan to merge the service into Police Scotland.

Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed that 113 officers and staff have retired or voluntarily left the service since 2014.

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Scottish Government must stop making excuses for ScotRail

Commenting on ScotRail reaching a remedial agreement with the Scottish Government, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

“Does the Transport Secretary think that long suffering rail customers have short memories?

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Child poverty projected to hit 29%

Commenting on new figures from the Resolution Foundation projecting that child poverty is set to rise to 29 per cent by 2023/24, which would be the highest rate in over 20 years, Social Security spokesperson Caron Lindsay said: 

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Rennie responds to Parliament’s new harassment policy publication

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Parliament’s sexual harassment policy, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton responds to tragic infection deaths at NHS Lothian

Responding to reports that NHS Lothian has written to nearly 200 patients who underwent heart surgery in the last six months to warn them of a potentially deadly infection risk, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Council audits show SNP increasing the burden on the bereaved

Scottish Liberal Democrat Communities and Local Government spokesperson Councillor Peter Barrett has today said that the SNP are increasing the burden on the bereaved as a new report revealed that councils have increased burial charges in response to increasing budget pressures.  

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McArthur responds to PIRC findings

A new report from PIRC into the death of a vulnerable woman in May last year has highlighted the need for Police Scotland to “revisit its commitment” to reviewing resource allocation and call handling issues.

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Cole-Hamilton: For the sake of the NHS we need a Brexit vote

Responding to a speech from Andrew Buist, Chair of the BMA Scotland’s GP Committee, voicing his concerns over the serious long-term damage that Brexit is set to inflict on health and social care systems across the UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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SNP guilty of economic complacency

Responding to today’s GDP figures for Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat Economy and Fair Work spokesperson Katy Gordon said

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