Scot Lib Dems: A ScotRail sale is no replacement for overhaul of rail prices and services

Responding to the announcement by ScotRail that weekday off-peak fares will be cut by 50% during May and June, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Jill Reilly said:

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Sturgeon promising indyref2 to distract from cuts to local government

Responding to comments from Nicola Sturgeon in an interview with ITV Borders in which she claimed that it is still realistic to hold a second independence referendum next year, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Scottish Government deletes long Covid debate plans

Speaking after the Scottish Government voted to remove a parliamentary debate on long Covid from the Scottish Parliament's agenda for this Thursday, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Tory MPs in Scotland urged to condemn Boris Johnson’s lies in crunch Parliament vote

  • Liberal Democrat MP, Jamie Stone, demands Conservative MPs join them in voting against Boris Johnson over partygate fines.
  • Liberal Democrat Leader calls on Conservative MPs “to do their patriotic duty”
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Responsible minister should resign if ferries are not finished on time

Scottish Liberal Democrats will use their party business in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday afternoon to force a vote on the principle that if two long delayed ferries are not completed on schedule, then the Scottish Government minister responsible should resign. 

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Partygate dossier: 10 times Boris Johnson told the country to follow lockdown rules to save lives

The Liberal Democrats have published a partygate dossier showing ten times that Boris Johnson emphasised the importance of following lockdown rules to save lives. 

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Cole-Hamilton urges inquiry as A&E waits return to worst level on record

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today urged the SNP/Green government to set aside its ongoing work on an independence referendum in favour of solving the emergency care crisis, after official statistics showed A&E waits at the worst level on record.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to NHS staffing announcement

Responding to the Scottish Government’s embargoed announcement on NHS staffing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton commented:

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Disability benefits up to £135 lower after SNP fail to use full powers

Scottish Liberal Democrat communities spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP today said disabled people are paying the price of the SNP/Green Government’s failure to use the full powers of devolution after it was revealed how their asking the DWP to run systems is hitting the value of disability benefits.

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Lib Dems to push vote on cost of living rescue package

Scottish Liberal Democrats will use their opposition debate this week to force a vote on measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.

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