SNP’s Erasmus replacement shelved indefinitely

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today said that SNP promises to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme have been shelved indefinitely, after ministers confirmed that no plans to consult on the scheme despite manifesto commitments made during last May’s Scottish election.

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Liberal Democrats rule out deal with SNP on Edinburgh Council

Liberal Democrat councillors have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP in the running of Edinburgh Council.

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Cole-Hamilton: A Liberal Democrat revival has begun

Just a day after the local election results were announced, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has joined victorious candidate Jack Caldwell and activists to meet constituents in the Leith Walk ward.

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Big gains: Cole-Hamilton delighted as Lib Dems win seats from Borders to Thurso

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today hailed his party's big gains at the local elections as the party took 87 seats, up 20 from 2017 and more gains than any other opposition party.

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Cole-Hamilton: Choose local champions with the Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today delivered his final message to the people of Scotland before polls open on Thursday 5th May, highlighting a new poll showing falling support for the SNP and Conservatives and urging voters to instead choose local champions who will stand up for communities across Scotland. 

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Let them eat value: Conservatives living in a parallel universe

Responding to George Eustice saying people could swap to value brands to weather the cost of living crisis, Liberal Democrat Work & Pensions spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Do you want local champions or SNP excuses?

Campaigning in Rutherglen, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today set out the choice in front of voters in Thursday’s council election. 

Mr Cole-Hamilton said that voters could choose between Liberal Democrat candidates who would offer new hope to Scotland by focusing on key priorities such as insulating every home in Scotland, getting new staff into GP surgeries and reforming business rates to reinvigorate high streets, or SNP candidates who obsess over independence and support a national government that cuts council budgets. 

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Operations 20% down on pre-pandemic levels

Responding to Public Health Scotland showing the number of operations scheduled remains more than 20% below pre-pandemic levels of NHS activity, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Abortion rights should be protected on both sides of the Atlantic

Responding to documents leaked to Politico indicating that the US Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade and the continued failure of the Scottish Government to introduce buffer zones around abortion clinics in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Delayed discharges up 58% in a year

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Scottish Government to stop their centralisation mission and get to grips with the social care crisis after new figures show a 58% year-on-year increase in delayed discharges.

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