Scottish Tories fail to sign motion calling for PM to step down

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today questioned why not a single MSP from the Scottish Conservative party has signed a parliamentary motion calling for the Prime Minister to resign despite revelations that the Prime Minister attended a birthday party in Downing Street.

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Cole-Hamilton sets out plans for mental services in every corner of Scotland

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today set out his proposals for tackling the mental health crisis in every corner of Scotland as part of his New Hope for Health strategy.

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Scrap testing of 4 and 5 years olds and spend the money on air filters

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Government to scrap testing of pupils in P1 and spend the money on air filters for classrooms instead. 

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Cole-Hamilton comments on worst ever A&E waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today (January 18th) urged the Health Secretary to take “immediate measures” as Public Health Scotland's newly published statistics showed that only 67.4% of A&E attendances were seen within four hours. This is the lowest percentage ever recorded since this publication began in February 2015. 

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Scot Lib Dems file parliamentary motion calling on PM to resign

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today filed a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on the Prime Minister to resign. 

At the time the motion was filed, the Conservative party were facing 17 separate allegations of parties at a time when the rest of the country was facing heavy restrictions but this will probably have risen by the time you read this.

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Covid inquiry must not repeat mistakes of Chilcot and Penrose inquiries

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today set out his party’s expectations for the forthcoming Covid public inquiry, including calling for initial findings to be reported within a year

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Willie Rennie frustrated at £100 million cut to core school budget

Willie Rennie MSP has expressed anger at the prospect of a more than £100 million cut to the core school budget and disbelief that the Cabinet Secretary for Education has dismissed the concerns. 

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Cole-Hamilton: The Prime Minister thinks the public are stupid

Speaking after Prime Minister's Questions, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP must stop sitting on their hands and address A&E crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today reiterated his call for extra staff support and an immediate Burnout Prevention Strategy, after new A&E figures showed that only 71.6% of attendances at A&E services were seen within four hours.

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Analysis shows 275,000 operations lost to Covid

New Scottish Liberal Democrat analysis has shown that 275,000 scheduled operations have now been lost to the pandemic and the party has called for an urgent new Burnout Prevention Strategy for NHS staff as the backlog continues to grow.

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