Lib Dems respond to attack on Cllr Kevin Lang

Responding to being attacked while delivering leaflets in his ward this morning Cllr Kevin Lang said:

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Lib Dems reveal wave of dentists taking early retirement

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today revealed that Scotland is losing dozens of dentists every year to early retirement as he called for the Scottish Government to encourage experienced professionals to stay on amidst dentist shortages across the country. 

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Jardine: Sunak video shows he would inflict misery on millions

Responding to video footage of ex-Chancellor Rishi Sunak saying he diverted public money from "deprived urban areas", Lib Dem cabinet office spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said:

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Lib Dems call for emergency statement on ferry failures

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today called for the Scottish Parliament to be recalled for an emergency statement on ferries after yet more service cancellations on Western Isles routes.

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Lib Dem research reveals 1 in 7 senior mental health roles empty

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today urged the SNP Government to take "immediate action" to fix the staff shortages in mental health services, as research conducted by the party revealed that 1 in 7 senior mental health roles, across Scotland, are currently vacant.

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Lib Dems reveal wave of GPs taking early retirement

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today revealed that Scotland is losing dozens of GPs every year to early retirement as he called for the Scottish Government to encourage experienced professionals to stay on amidst GP shortages across the country. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Delayed treatment centres becoming part of our healthcare crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today criticised the Scottish Government for neglecting the severity of Scotland’s healthcare crisis, after it was revealed that half of the planned national treatment centres designed to increase capacity have fallen behind schedule.   

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Alcohol deaths reach highest rate since 2008

Commenting on new figures showing that 1,245 people died from conditions caused by alcohol in 2021, a rise of 5% from 2020 and the highest number of deaths since 2008, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for rescue plan for rural healthcare on Highland visit

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today declared that rural healthcare needs a rescue plan, as he attends his fourth rural show of the summer. 

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SNP urged to learn from London, Portugal and UN on plague of drugs deaths

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today urged the Scottish Government to learn from the experiences of London, Portugal and the UN in developing policies to drive down drugs deaths as new figures released today confirmed that in 2021 Scotland’s drugs death rate was significantly higher than anywhere else in the UK and five times the rate of London.

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