Lib Dems will defend local care services from an SNP takeover

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today declared that Scottish Liberal Democrat councillors will defend local care services from a takeover by the Scottish Government which would see local accountability, control and innovation put at risk.

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Douglas Ross previously championed parking levy that he now opposes

Responding to reports in the Daily Record that Douglas Ross previously championed a workplace parking levy for Moray council workers, a scheme he now opposes, Scot Lib Dem MSP Willie Rennie said:

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Government mired in murky business as steel firm raided

Commenting in response to the offices of Liberty Steel being raided by the Serious Fraud Office, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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Care home ruling will send shiver down spines of Scottish ministers

Responding to the court ruling on discharging patients into care homes in England, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Put teachers and councils in charge of Scottish education

As he visits Aberdeenshire, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has condemned the SNP’s record on education and set out a series of proposals for tackling two years of disruption and fifteen years of SNP neglect, including strengthening ASN provision and giving more powers to schools.  

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Breast cancer screenings drop more than 40%

Responding to new Public Health Scotland figures showing that the number of cases of breast cancer detected by screening fell by 41.7% in the first year of the Covid pandemic, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Statistics show poverty-related development gap at age 2

Responding to official statistics showing development concerns are recorded for 23% of two-year-olds in the most deprived areas, compared to 9% of two-year-olds in the least deprived areas, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Stone calls for support for small football clubs and fan-led review of Scottish football

Jamie Stone, Far North MP and Liberal Democrat spokesperson for sport, has called for the UK Government to consult and support smaller football clubs as it implements the recommendations of the independent fan-led review of football governance and called for a similar review to take place in Scotland.

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"A ghastly and deadly legacy" - Stone implores Government to aid Ukraine in disposing of landmines

Jamie Stone, Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross and spokesperson for Defence, has issued a plea to the Ministry of Defence to lend its support to Ukrainians attempting to dispose landmines left by Russian forces.

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Cole-Hamilton calls on SNP to stop work on independence and focus on the A&E crisis

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on the SNP/Green government to get on with solving the emergency care crisis and leave its ongoing work on an unwanted independence referendum to one side, after official statistics showed A&E waits continuing to stay stuck at an unprecedentedly low level.

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