Scot Lib Dems to oppose SNP Covid power grab

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the whole Scottish Parliament to oppose the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill "power grab" on Wednesday afternoon.  

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Patient health survey shows the SNP have been a disaster

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today branded the SNP a disaster for local health care as new figures revealed significant falls in how people rate the quality of care they have received.

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New mothers must travel up to 390 miles to access maternal mental health support

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today pressed the Scottish Government over what action it will take to provide local support to new mothers who require a specialist mental health bed with their baby, following recent reports that many are having to travel hundreds of miles in order to receive the treatment they need.

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180,000 on housing waiting lists

Responding to new statistics showing there were 178,260 applications recorded on local authority or common housing register housing lists in March 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Paul McGarry commented:

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SNP’s Erasmus replacement shelved indefinitely

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today said that SNP promises to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme have been shelved indefinitely, after ministers confirmed that no plans to consult on the scheme despite manifesto commitments made during last May’s Scottish election.

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Liberal Democrats rule out deal with SNP on Edinburgh Council

Liberal Democrat councillors have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP in the running of Edinburgh Council.

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Cole-Hamilton: A Liberal Democrat revival has begun

Just a day after the local election results were announced, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has joined victorious candidate Jack Caldwell and activists to meet constituents in the Leith Walk ward.

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Big gains: Cole-Hamilton delighted as Lib Dems win seats from Borders to Thurso

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today hailed his party's big gains at the local elections as the party took 87 seats, up 20 from 2017 and more gains than any other opposition party.

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Cole-Hamilton: Choose local champions with the Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today delivered his final message to the people of Scotland before polls open on Thursday 5th May, highlighting a new poll showing falling support for the SNP and Conservatives and urging voters to instead choose local champions who will stand up for communities across Scotland. 

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Let them eat value: Conservatives living in a parallel universe

Responding to George Eustice saying people could swap to value brands to weather the cost of living crisis, Liberal Democrat Work & Pensions spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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