Scottish Liberal Democrats claim that new education figures show the extent to which Scotland’s school children are paying the price for SNP broken promises over education.
The figures published today show that the total number of teachers has declined further, the pupil teacher ratio has continued to increase and the average class size for P1-3 pupils has shot up to 23.3 – with 27 percent taught in classes of 26 or more.
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has challenged the Scottish Government to provide assurances that Scotland’s hospitals are prepared for winter.Read more
The Conservatives have been urged to back the early introduction of votes at 16 in time for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections in 2016.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Christine Jardine today said that people in Gordon are counting the cost of seven years of Alex Salmond as reports emerged that the former First Minister is set to seek the SNP candidacy for the North East Scotland seat at the UK general election.Read more
Edinburgh’s Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, has called on the Prime Minister to help protect vulnerable consumers from scam phone calls.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that the SNP Government must use additional spending in consequentials resulting from the government's Autumn Statement to follow the lead of Liberal Democrats and deliver opportunity for all.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrats have today praised the SNP Government for listening to their calls to use special ‘financial transaction’ consequentials received last year from the UK Government to build more affordable housing.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said it is to Nicola Sturgeon's credit that she public condemned SNP councillors who were filmed burning copies of the Smith Agreement but warned that she still has a challenge to convince people that she stands up for all of Scotland.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has said that he expects First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to react swiftly to a silly and offensive stunt by SNP councillors in which they are filmed setting alight a Smith Commission report.Read more
Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has called on the Health Secretary to take quick action to protect the future of Scotland’s NHS as it emerged an increasing number of posts are lying vacant for six months or more.Read more