Responding to reports in today's Herald that SQA staff could go on strike, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP said:Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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:Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today accused the Health Secretary of abandoning long Covid sufferers as new figures published today show the number of people reporting that they had experienced the condition by 2 October soared to 92,000, up 13,000 on the previous month.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today responded with incredulity to comments from the Deputy First Minister John Swinney in which he conceded there is no way to know whether the coronavirus vaccine passport scheme is working.Read more
Responding to a new analysis by the Royal College of Nursing Scotland showing that the shortfall in Registered Nurses in Scotland has risen to a record high, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“After 14 years of SNP neglect and a poorly managed pandemic, it comes to no surprise that overworked nurses are deciding to leave.
“The NHS is in crisis, and it is about to go through its worst winter ever. Without enough nurses the NHS as a whole will struggle, and patients will suffer.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today urged the Scottish Government to deliver workable proposals on drug consumption rooms.
It comes after the Lord Advocate told the Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee that she could consider a “precise” and “specific” proposal for a drugs consumption room in Scotland.
Alex Cole-Hamilton said:Read more
Responding to Conservative MPs voting for an amendment to prevent Owen Paterson from being suspended despite him having been found to have misused his position, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Wendy Chamberlain MP said:Read more