Hume calls on SNP government to act after dismal A&E waiting times performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume has called on the SNP Government to take action to alleviate pressure cooker conditions at A&E units after figures published today showed dismal performance against A&E waiting times.

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North East Lib Dems back city deal calls

Sir Malcolm Bruce, MP for Gordon and Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, have written to the Minister for Cities, calling for a City Deal for Aberdeen City and Shire to be secured as soon as possible.

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Hume backs calls to save local courts

Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has written to the Justice Secretary urging him to get behind proposals put forward by the East Lothian Faculty of Procurators to rethink the closure of Haddington Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts.

 

 

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McInnes welcomes armed police decision

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today hailed a decision by the Scottish Police Authority that will mean the ban on routinely armed policing is maintained.

 

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McArthur questions missing £21m university funds

Scottish Liberal Democrats have questioned why SNP ministers have failed to allocate £21m of university funding.

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Rennie calls for cross party team on more powers

Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has called for the establishment of a cross-party "advance team" to ensure the swift implementation of new powers to Holyrood.

 

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McInnes presses Minister on next steps for Cornton Vale

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has said that the Justice Secretary must set out the next steps for female prisoners at HMP  & YOI Cornton Vale.

 

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Hume tells SNP to get a grip on social care after £1.4bn hospital bill

Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged SNP ministers to get a grip of integrating health and social care after figures today showed that the Scottish Government had to spend £1.4bn on unplanned hospital admissions for people aged 65 years and over.

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Hume repeats call for publication of weekly A&E waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Health Secretary to make public the weekly figures on A&E waiting times after it was revealed patients had to wait up to 20 hours in a Portakabin to be seen at Glasgow's Victoria Hospital. 

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Rennie meets voters to mark 100 day milestone

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today declared it is “all systems go” for the general election campaign as he joined activists in Edinburgh with 100 days to go until polling day.

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