Lib Dem: Cancel recess so PM can answer Commons questions on sleaze

Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP has today written to the Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg asking him to cancel recess and ensure Boris Johnson faces opposition parties for Prime Minister’s Questions tomorrow. 

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Intolerable A&E waiting times continue

Waiting times in A&E are continuing to slump in Scotland, as figures released by Public Health Scotland today show that in the week ending 31 October, 71.4% of people were seen within the four-hour target.

In NHS Lothian, just 68.4% of people were seen within the target time.

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SNP should prepare to hand back emergency Covid powers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Scottish Government to hand back unprecedented emergency powers granted to it during the Covid-19 pandemic, as a consultation into making powers permanent closes (Tuesday 9th November).

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Lib Dems respond as Obama warns nationalism has damaged climate cooperation

Responding to remarks from Barack Obama's speech to COP26 in which the former President warned "we're living in a moment when international cooperation has atrophied—in part because of the pandemic, in part because of the rise of nationalism and tribal impulses around the world", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for more funds to the ambulance service

Responding to today’s (November 8th) article in The Times, showing that the number of patients reported by Scottish Ambulance Service as experiencing "significant adverse events" have more than trebled this year, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Rennie calls for "a new set of national bodies" for education system

Responding to reports in today's Herald that SQA staff could go on strike, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP said:

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Lib Dems to lead first parliamentary debate on long Covid support

On Tuesday 9th November, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton will lead the first Scottish Parliament debate on long Covid, as new figures published this week show the number of people reporting experiencing the condition on 2 October soared to 92,000, up 13,000 on the previous month.  

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Launch an investigation into PMs Goldsmith holiday, say Lib Dems

Responding to the news that the Prime Minister will not be registering his holiday at Zac Goldsmith's Marbella villa in the register of members interests, the Liberal Democrats have said the Independent Standards Commissioner should urgently launch an investigation. 

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Successive SNP Health Secretaries have not kept their word on GP numbers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has urged the Scottish Government to boost GP numbers after a new survey from the BMA showed that four out of five GP practices say they are failing to keep up with demand from patients.

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Glasgow is treated like a tip on SNP's watch

Commenting on reports from the GMB Union that Glasgow City Council have been dumping waste in a city centre car park, which was later removed by a private contractor, Scottish Liberal Democrat communities spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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