December figures show worst ever A&E performance

Responding to confirmation that in December 2019, four, eight and twelve hour waits at A&E were the worst on record, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

“The SNP Health Secretary said that she would turn round years of decline, but these figures confirm that she has spectacularly failed.

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McArthur: UN referral shows need for more community sentencing

Responding to the news that the number of community payback orders issued fell by 1,500 (8%) last year, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP commented:

“For years we have heard the Scottish Government talk about maximising the use of community sentences, but these new figures show that their use has dropped for the third year in a row.

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Costs for Sick Kids ghost hospital continue to grow as £140k shelled out for staff each month

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today voiced concern about the mounting and “colossal costs” of the unopened Sick Kids hospital, as he revealed staff costs for the empty hospital are topping £139,000 a month.

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Lib Dems reveal more than 375,000 images have been added to the Police National Database since 2014

Research revealed today by the Scottish Liberal Democrats shows that 375,305 images were supplied to the Police National database from Police Scotland’s Criminal History System since 2014, without a clear legislative requirement for their deletion if the person pictured is found to be innocent.

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Sturgeon statement will be met with universal frustration

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said

"The SNP Leader’s statement will be met with almost universal frustration. 

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Mental health patients trapped in hospital

Commenting on a new report from the Mental Welfare Commission which highlights that a third of patients in specialist mental health rehabilitation wards have had their discharge from hospital delayed, often because of a lack of appropriate accommodation and social care packages in the community, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Progressives must fight on

On Thursday, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey will make a keynote speech addressing party members and activists in Manchester ahead of the UK's exit from the EU.

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Rumbles brands ferry fiasco an “outrageous mess” as new details emerge about the original tender

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today called on the government to offer taxpayers an explanation for “pouring public money down the drain” on the Ferguson ferry contract. This comes after new documents revealed the Scottish Government chose the most expensive of six shipyards tendering for the contract to build two new ferries in 2015 and paid well over its initial valuations when selecting Ferguson Marine as the successful company.

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Health and education neglected due to SNP independence obsession

Commenting on today’s votes in the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie tackles “twin horrors” of Conservative and SNP Governments and call for wide-ranging reform of the UK.

As Nicola Sturgeon lays out her plans for her next steps for holding another independence referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie has given a speech to Students for Britain where he will say that reforming the UK, not breaking it up is the way to unite our country.  

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