Cole-Hamilton marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Speaking from the Scottish Parliament as the Scottish party leaders come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s 70 years of service, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton challenges First Minister as long Covid sufferers rise to 155,000

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton today demanded that the First Minister prioritise long Covid care and funding after the SNP/Green Government devoted twice as much money to their referendum, despite fresh figures showing the prevalence of the condition soaring.

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SNP Government spending review leaves justice crying out for support

Responding to Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis showing that the Scottish Government’s Spending Review promises an 8% real term cut in budgets for police, prisons and justice, and Scottish Police Federation General Secretary Calum Steele telling Good Morning Scotland that the government has “not maintained its manifesto commitment”, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Spending Review shows price of SNP’s economic incompetence

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s Spending Review, Scottish Liberal Democrat finance spokesperson John Ferry commented:

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SNP and Green Ministers Neglect Erasmus on EU Visit

Commenting on Angus Robertson's and Lorna Slater's visit to Brussels to meet with EU figures, Liam McArthur said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Soaring waiting lists signal need for “new hope” for NHS

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said patients and NHS staff desperately “need new hope” after statistics revealed that 155,405 people are waiting for key diagnostic tests and waiting lists are getting much worse.

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Cole-Hamilton: No sign of progress on flatlining A&E waiting times

Responding to flatlining A&E waiting times, with just 70.2% of people seen within 4 hours during the week ending 22 May, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Climate and nature emergencies can’t wait any longer

Responding to the launch of the consultation on the Scottish Government’s circular economy bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat climate emergency spokesperson Liam McArthur said:

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Cole-Hamilton criticises lack of trains available after Scotland v Ukraine

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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SNP “full of hot air” as they reject climate change committee proposals

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today accused the Scottish Government of being full of hot air as reports in The Herald indicated that the government has rejected a number of recommendations from climate change advisers to reduce emissions.

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