Scotland’s parties can embarrass Tories into action on migrant crisis

Tim Farron has urged Scotland’s parties to embarrass the Tories into action on the Calais migrant crisis.

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Resignation of Chief Constable won't solve Police Scotland problems

Commenting on news that Chief Constable Stephen House is to step down, Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie said:

"Decapitating the Chief Constable won't solve the deep rooted problems in Police Scotland. A new chief carrying on as if nothing is wrong will cement the problems rather than solve them.

"The early resignation of Chief Constable Stephen House reveals the chaos at the heart of Police Scotland. Yet, this isn't about the job of one man at the top but recovering the fortunes of the wider police force which is in the doldrums.

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Hume urges Mental Health Officer boost

Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to the Scottish Government to boost the number of Mental Health Officers in Scotland. 

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Rennie positions party in radical centre ground

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie MSP, will today (Wednesday 26th) firmly position his party in the radical centre ground in advance of the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.

Speaking at an SCDI event in Aberdeen, Mr Rennie will warn that the need for a centre ground party has never been greater as the SNP and Labour veer further leftwards, and the Tories further rightwards. 

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Lib Dems repeat calls for independent review as policing bodies face "crisis of confidence"

Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated their calls for an independent review of  policing bodies Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority.

 

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Hume raises warning flag over projected cancer rise

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP raised a warning flag today about a potential crisis and overwhelming of the healthcare system in detecting and treating cancer within the next ten years.

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Hume blasts SNP dig at junior doctors over fall against A&E waiting times performance

Scottish Liberal Democrats have blasted attempts by the SNP Government to blame junior doctors for a slip in performance against A&E waiting times.

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McArthur: Time is running out for education action by the SNP

Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to the Scottish Government to expand early years provision and to widen the distribution of an attainment fund throughout Scotland in a bid to close the attainment gap.

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McInnes praises further debate on so-called consensual stop and search

Scottish Liberal Democrats have welcomed a submission from ASPS, a staff association for senior officers, to the Scottish Government Advisory Group on Stop and Search.

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Rennie urges support for Longannet workers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife Willie Rennie MSP has urged the Scottish Government and Fife Council to do all that they can to assist workers of Longannet Power station.

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