Liberal Democrats stand up for devolved Parliaments over professional qualifications

Wendy Chamberlain, Member of Parliament for North East Fife and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Scotland and Wales has tabled amendments to the Professional Qualifications Bill which will be debated in Westminster on Monday. 

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Cole-Hamilton calls for Scottish land loopholes to be closed

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today urged the First Minister to tighten up tax and ownership laws to prevent foreign oligarchs stashing ill-gotten gains in Scotland. 

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Jardine: Progressive politics can tackle the cost-of-living crisis

Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson and Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine will use her speech to the party’s UK conference to attack the Conservative party’s failure to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and say that by working with everyone out there who yearns for progressive change this country needs this generation of Liberals can finish the job that previous ones started.  

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Rennie issues plea for classroom air filters as Covid rates rise

New figures published today show that the number of children aged 5-11 who have had a positive (combined PCR & LFT) Covid test this week jumped to 7,337 from 4,504 the week before (a 63% rise) and the number of 12-15 year olds testing positive jumped from 1,901 to 2,757 (a 45% rise).

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Lib Dems call for Russian Consulate street to be renamed “Zelensky Street”

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today written a letter to Edinburgh City Council calling on them to rename Melville Street, where the Russian Consulate is located to “Zelensky Street”. The new street name would be in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and a reminder to all those writing to or visiting the Consulate about the crimes committed by Putin over recent weeks.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats respond to “watershed” misogyny report

Responding to the report of the Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice, led by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, recommending the creation of a Misogyny and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader and former police officer Wendy Chamberlain MP commented:

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Rennie: Latest ventilation guidance has no door chopping but still no air filters

Responding to the latest Scottish Government guidance on reducing the risk of Covid in schools, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie calls for speeding up abolition of SQA after pupil guidance shambles

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie has today called for the timetable for abolishing the SQA and the removal of its current leadership to be sped up after a host of teachers raised concerns over poor quality guidance provided to students who will be sitting exams this summer.

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Scot Lib Dems mark International Women's Day

Speaking ahead of International Women’s Day, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Beatrice Wishart has used the occasion to celebrate the achievements made towards equality and noted the challenges women and girls still face.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for leadership and drugs policy devolution

Responding to official auditors finding that overall funding for alcohol and drugs partnerships fell over the last few years before returning to 2015 levels by April 2021, but with no real terms increase" and issuing warnings about how funding will be distributed, time lags in public reporting and data gaps around referrals, waiting times and outcomes, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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