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Liberal Democrats work all the year round on your behalf not just election time

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie will tomorrow ask the Scottish Parliamentary Bureau to change the Parliamentary business agenda for Thursday and hold an emergency debate on Russia following the Salisbury attack.

    Sergei and Yulia Skripal remain in a critical condition in hospital, with a number more injured including police Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott today said the news that almost 300 children and adults need to be re-vaccinated is "deeply concerning".

    His comments come as it is announced that due to vaccines at Lerwick Health Centre being stored incorrect temperature, their long-term effectiveness may be reduced and therefore hundreds of children and adults will need to receive booster vaccinations.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Commenting on the Scottish Government's new 'Rail investment strategy for next decade', North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said:

    "The SNP have made a lot of big promises for rail over their eleven years in office. But in reality communities, particularly in the North and North East, have seen very few of those improvements delivered.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2018

    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has tabled an amendment to the Islands Bill that would ensure that official publications featuring a map of Scotland put Shetland in the right place.

    The Islands Bill focuses on provisions designed to strengthen and protect Scotland's island communities.

    Some Scottish Government publications have featured Shetland enclosed in a box, lying either in the Moray Firth or just off the north-east coast of the Scottish Mainland. The Islands Bill amendments will be debated next Wednesday in Holyrood.

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    Article: Mar 17, 2018

    Today's New York Times alleges that Cambridge Analytica 'harvested' 50 million Facebook profiles in a potentially huge data breach.

    If these allegations against Cambridge Analytica are correct then it is a shocking betrayal of people's personal data.

    If this data was then actively exploited for political gain it is both underhand and immoral.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    A crack in the Forties Pipeline discovered in early December 2017 and the Beast from the East weather has resulted in disruption to LPG off grid gas supplies to rural Scotland.

    The Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has called on Calor Gas and other distribution companies to come clean to customers about the extent of the problems as the winter weather continues in Scotland.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP today revealed that more than 700 peak-time seats have been lost on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line due to delays in rolling out the new fleet and the lease of existing trains expiring in the meantime.

    In response to a written parliamentary question filed by Mr Rumbles, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf revealed that across both weekday peak periods 6,758 seats are now being provided on Edinburgh-Glasgow via Falkirk services rather than 7,476 which were scheduled to operate up until the end of February.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie will meet with Marie Curie next Tuesday to discuss their decision to stop providing palliative care services in Fife amid concerns that the new tender set out by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership was "unrealistic and restrictive".

    Marie Curie will stop providing palliative care services in Fife when its current contract ends in May 2018.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Early results from a residents' survey, conducted by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine, show overwhelming support for restrictions on additional night flights at Edinburgh Airport.

    Less than a week after its launch more than 600 people have already responded with 75 per cent of those living near the airport and under the flight path supporting some kind of restriction.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2018

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today marked the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act by calling on the Scottish Government to seize this opportunity to engage with "communities, local authorities, churches and football clubs" as opposition parties united to repeal the bill.