7,500 two-year-olds from the poorest backgrounds are missing out on their free nursery place.

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie has today accused the Scottish Government of letting down the poorest children in Scotland as he revealed new analysis showing that more than half of two-year-olds eligible for funded early learning and childcare still aren’t taking up their place. 

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Angus Tories make Twitter troll council group leader

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today said that "The rot in the Conservative party runs from top to bottom" after the Scottish Conservative group on Angus council elected as its group leader a councillor previously exposed as running an abusive anonymous Twitter account.

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Levy lite: Windfall tax could have raised £6 billion more

The Liberal Democrats have branded Rishi Sunak’s windfall tax as a “levy lite,” after analysis shows it could have raised more than double the amount if it was tougher and implemented earlier.

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Scot Lib Dems announce Jamie Dobson as candidate for Sgir Uige agus Carlabhagh

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today announced that crofter and former Royal Navy engineer Jamie Dobson will be their candidate for Sgir Uige agus Carlabhagh at the forthcoming local by-election.

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Cole-Hamilton congratulates new Lib Dem Lord Provost

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and MSP for Edinburgh Western has today congratulated Councillor Robert Aldridge on being appointed as Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

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Drugs death prevention bill is long overdue

Responding to Scottish Labour MSP Paul Sweeney's proposed Drug Death Prevention Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Sue Gray report is a defining moment for Boris Johnson and Douglas Ross

Responding to the publication of the Sue Gray report, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Rail cancellations putting Scotland’s reputation as the home of golf at risk

North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has warned transport minister Jenny Gilruth that a host of rail cancellations during this summer’s Open golf championship will put the country’s reputation as the home of the sport at risk, as he called for the government's contingency plans to be published "as swiftly as possible".    

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Ofgem warns of £2800 energy price cap – Carmichael responds

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has responded today to news that Ofgem expects the energy price cap to rise to approximately £2800 in October, close to 10% of the UK median income, a further £800 rise following a major hike in April. Mr Carmichael warned that the government must treat the rise as a “once-in-a-generation crisis” and enact an emergency budget immediately to prevent millions of families falling into fuel poverty.

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Accounts Commission report warns of risks of SNP social care takeover

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today highlighted a new report from the Accounts Commission which warns that the Scottish Government’s proposed reform of social care risks mirroring other public sector reforms which have not delivered the promised benefits and risks diverting resources from tackling the immediate challenges in the social care sector. 

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