McInnes: Ministers must break down barriers facing transgender people

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to reform gender recognition legislation and break down the unreasonable barriers facing transgender people who wish to change their legal gender.

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McArthur calls for Scottish pupil premium

Scottish Liberal Democrats have opened a debate in Holyrood calling for a pupil premium to be introduced in Scotland, on the same day leader Willie Rennie MSP announced the party’s plan for the biggest investment in education since devolution.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats commit to biggest education investment since devolution

In a bold, positive and progressive offer for the Scottish Parliamentary Elections, the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has today committed his party to making the biggest investment in Scottish education since devolution by increasing income tax by a penny.

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Willie Rennie address to Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce

I think this is my third meeting with the Chamber which shows the importance that the Liberal Democrats place on the North East, the economy and the chamber itself.

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Hume: health of the nation report shows strain obesity puts on NHS

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today warned that Scotland’s battle with the bulge could leave health services dangerously overstretched as a new report highlighted an increase in the proportion of Scots who are overweight or obese.

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McArthur: Scottish Ministers in denial over fuel poverty target

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has challenged the Scottish Government on its fuel poverty strategy and urged Ministers to accept the need to revise its target.

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Tories are trying to silence opposition

In the House of Lords this week, I gave a speech in response to the Strathclyde review - in which I warned that the changes risked making the Lords into an impotent debating chamber and that combined with other measures being put forward by the Tories - including FOI changes and cuts to short money, risked diluting scrutiny of the Government.

You can read the speech here:

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Answers needed on Police Scotland spying

It is fair to say that Police Scotland has had a difficult 12 months and the new Chief Constable has a serious amount of work to do if he is to restore morale among the rank and file and ensure the public can have confidence in the force.

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Rennie: National Action Day will celebrate Pupil Premium

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie MSP, is using the Liberal Democrat National Action Day to promote the party's plan for a Pupil Premium as part of a liberal vision to get the country fit for the future.

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Scott: Cities conned on Edinburgh-Glasgow bullet train

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Tavish Scott MSP has slammed the SNP Government for showing a lack of respect for the people of Edinburgh and Glasgow as Ministers confirm they have ditched their plans to build a high-speed rail link between the two cities.

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