Hume - Two million council days lost as a result of mental ill health

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP has today accused the SNP Government of consigning mental health services to the back seat, as new figures reveal that almost two million working days have been lost by councils as result of mental ill health since 2011.

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Rennie: Nicola Sturgeon's economic credibility smashed to smithereens

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie MSP has said Nicola Sturgeon’s economic credibility has been smashed to smithereens as new figures call into question her judgement of Scotland’s finances.

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McArthur: Ministers second-guessing university governance

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has this evening expressed disappointment that the Scottish Government has not backed his calls for exemptions to the Higher Education (Governance) Bill in keeping with diversity in the university sector. 

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Rennie marks International Women's Day

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said that more needs to be done to ensure women have the same opportunities that men have enjoyed for generations as he marked International Women’s Day 2016.

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Rennie calls for action on farm payments

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today warned Scottish Government Ministers that with the future of farm businesses in doubt, they cannot hide behind the EU Commission as an excuse to delay support payments.

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McInnes: Police public counter closures lay bare the impact of SNP policing reforms

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said new figures which show police public counters in Edinburgh were closed on hundreds of occasions when they should have been open to local communities lay bare the impact of the SNP’s policing reforms.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats will support fracking ban

The Scottish Liberal Democrats will include a commitment to oppose fracking in their manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections in May as part of an ambitious programme to tackle climate change.

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Scott: Tories should remove word 'unionist' from party name

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott today said that Ruth Davidson MSP should remove the word “unionist” from the name of her party as the Tory conference gets underway in Edinburgh.

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McArthur: UK Government must take up post-study work visa recommendations

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesman Liam McArthur MSP has today said the UK Government must take up the recommendations of a new report calling for skilled international students to be allowed to remain in Scotland and work after they graduate.

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Rennie: SNP's council tax policy is utterly insulting

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP has today slammed the SNP for their timidity on local tax reform as the First Minister announces a readjustment in council tax bands.

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