Hume to make the case for car smoking ban

Scottish Liberal Democrat South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume will tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd June) make his case for his bill to ban smoking in cars with children present.

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End blunderbuss stop and search

Late on Friday Police Scotland snuck out the report of a study by academics into the stop and search pilot in Fife. You may recall this pilot was heralded by police chiefs as the new - acceptable - model of using stop and search on children.

 

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McInnes calls for action after damning Fife stop and search report

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has urged the SNP to back her proposals to put all stop and search on a legal footing following a damning academic report into a heralded pilot on the practise.

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New eating disorder figures cause for concern

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has warned Scottish Ministers they must do more to support young people after new figures obtained through Parliamentary Questions revealed that nearly 300 children were treated for eating disorders in Scotland between 2009-10 and 2013-14. Of these, 79 were aged 13 or younger.

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Stop and search figures show need for reform

Scottish Liberal Democrats have repeated calls to put controversial stop and search on a statutory footing after it emerged today that nearly one in five Glaswegians have been subjected to the tactic.

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Come and work for us

We're currently advertising for two exciting positions:

Parliamentary Researcher for Liam McArthur MSP & Constituency Assistant to Willie Rennie MSP & Campaign Organiser for North East Fife Liberal Democrats.

Find out more here.

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SNP must face up to the crisis in our NHS

Our NHS has come under real strain in recent years. The Scottish Government have not met their hospital accident and emergency waiting time targets in almost 6 years. Treatment targets for cancer and mental health have been missed repeatedly. Staff vacancies across the NHS are increasing in many areas.

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Lib Dems hail votes at 16

Scottish Liberal Democrats have hailed a historic day for democracy as the Scottish Parliament passed a bill giving young Scots the right to vote in the upcoming 2016 elections.

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Carmichael blasts Tories renewables change

Scottish Liberal Democrat Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has blasted moves by the Tory government to exclude new onshore wind farms from a subsidy scheme early next year as a “backwards step” for the UK’s energy mix.

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McArthur calls for urgent action to support energy sector

Scottish Liberal Democrat energy spokesman Liam McArthur MSP today called on the UK government to press ahead with new measures to support the North Sea energy sector.

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