FMQs: Sale of Scotland's renewable assets threw away a fortune

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton today challenged the First Minister about the £700m sale of Scotland’s seabed for the building of windfarms after new analysis exposed the gulf in price compared to earlier sales in England and Wales – after the Scottish Government forbid companies bidding any higher.

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Free vote a test for Tory MPs - Chamberlain

Speaking in advance of Parliament’s vote on whether to refer Boris Johnson to the Privileges Committee, and responding to news that Conservative MPs will be allowed a free vote, Wendy Chamberlain said:

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Nationalists vote down Lib Dem proposals to tackle cost of living crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today accused Scotland’s nationalist parties of hammering households after SNP and Green MSPs voted down a series of measures to tackle the cost-of-living crisis including plans to cut rail fares, increase disability benefits, protect councils from having to raise council tax and introduce an emergency nationwide home insulation programme. 

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Nationalists announce that even if ferries are further delayed or over budget no one will take responsibility

Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie has today blasted the Scottish Government after they voted down proposals which would have required responsible ministers to resign if the delays or costs of lifeline ferries spiral even further. 

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Scot Lib Dems: A ScotRail sale is no replacement for overhaul of rail prices and services

Responding to the announcement by ScotRail that weekday off-peak fares will be cut by 50% during May and June, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:

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Sturgeon promising indyref2 to distract from cuts to local government

Responding to comments from Nicola Sturgeon in an interview with ITV Borders in which she claimed that it is still realistic to hold a second independence referendum next year, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Scottish Government deletes long Covid debate plans

Speaking after the Scottish Government voted to remove a parliamentary debate on long Covid from the Scottish Parliament's agenda for this Thursday, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Tory MPs in Scotland urged to condemn Boris Johnson’s lies in crunch Parliament vote

  • Liberal Democrat MP, Jamie Stone, demands Conservative MPs join them in voting against Boris Johnson over partygate fines.
  • Liberal Democrat Leader calls on Conservative MPs “to do their patriotic duty”
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Responsible minister should resign if ferries are not finished on time

Scottish Liberal Democrats will use their party business in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday afternoon to force a vote on the principle that if two long delayed ferries are not completed on schedule, then the Scottish Government minister responsible should resign. 

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Partygate dossier: 10 times Boris Johnson told the country to follow lockdown rules to save lives

The Liberal Democrats have published a partygate dossier showing ten times that Boris Johnson emphasised the importance of following lockdown rules to save lives. 

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