SNP care service takeover will waste money and lead to worse services

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government's National Care Service Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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A&E crisis shows no signs of meaningful improvement

Responding to Public Health Figures showing the absence of any meaningful improvement in A&E waiting times, with the figure of those waiting less than 4 hours still under 70% for the third week in a row, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Stone asks UK and Scottish Governments to work together to resolve refugee 'logjam'

The Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, Jamie Stone MP, has today spoken up for the hundreds of Ukrainian refugees who are stuck in Scottish hotels up to a month after arriving in Scotland.

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Liberal Democrats announce candidate for top target seat of East Dunbartonshire

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today announced that Councillor Susan Murray will be the party’s candidate for East Dunbartonshire.

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Cole-Hamilton: SNP guidelines will jeopardize children’s safety

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today spoken out against new Scottish government guidelines which enable the use of physical restraint in schools, even when dealing with young people who have additional support needs.  

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Liberal Democrats response to SNP's COSLA leadership

Responding to the election of the SNP's Shona Morrison as the new COSLA President and the SNP's Katie Hagmann as the new resource spokesperson, Scottish Liberal Democrat local government spokesperson and COSLA Group Leader Cllr Peter Barrett said:

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Soaring inflation: Cut VAT to help families and keep prices down

The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to cut VAT, to help families with the cost of living while keeping soaring inflation in check.

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Lib Dems reveal patients spending up to 40 hours in A&E care

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed that in 2020/21, patients waited up to 40 hours to receive A&E care. Party leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has described the figures as “a disgrace” and urged the Health Secretary to deliver fresh resources to alleviate pressure on NHS staff and guarantee fast emergency care to patients. 

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SNP couldn't deliver a pizza, let alone Erasmus replacement

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today accused the SNP of giving up on their promise to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme, after Angus Robertson failed to confirm when it will be established during an exchange this afternoon.

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Lib Dems back farm payments but call for action on red tape and labour shortages

Responding to the announcement from the Scottish Government that it is to bring forward the timetable for farming support payments by almost a month to September 2022, Scottish Liberal Democrat agriculture spokesperson and Perth & Kinross councillor Clare McLaren said:

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