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Recent News from Dundee Lib Dems, the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the UK Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today led a Scottish Parliament debate on tackling the taboo around incontinence. To highlight the issue, Mr Cole-Hamilton has teamed up with campaigner, physiotherapist and comedian Elaine Miller to bust the stigma around incontinence and call for a nationwide strategy to tackle the issue.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    Liberal Democrat Scotland spokesperson and Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has won assurances from the UK Government that vulnerable women asylum-seekers will be treated with justice and dignity.

    Ms Jardine, who met asylum female seekers to hear about their issues during a visit to Red Cross Scotland, had pressed the Home Office for assurances in a written question.

  • Article: Nov 16, 2017

    Responding to the appointment of Susan Deacon as the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

    "I congratulate Susan Deacon on her appointment. She is very experienced and has a wide range of skills, which will be needed as she inherits an organisation under immense pressure. The SPA has faced a deluge of bad news over the past twelve months, from accusations of a culture of secrecy to a break down of managerial relationships.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP and former Army Major Mike Rumbles will use tomorrow's debate on Armed Forces veterans to call attention to the collapse of Veterans First Point services under the SNP.

    Mr Rumbles is campaigning in support of Veterans' First Point centres, first set up in Scotland with money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines. That funding has run out. The Scottish Government offered to continue funding the First Point Centres but would only guarantee 50% of the funding, the other 50% to come out of health board budgets. However some cash-strapped health boards have been unable to continue providing these services for veterans.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017

    Commenting on the publication of the national review of targets and indicators in health and social care, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

    "Under this SNP Government health and social care targets have been missed and missed again. Children have waited almost two years for the treatment they desperately need and a flagship cancer target hasn't been met in five years.

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017

    Responding to the latest unemployment figures, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Carolyn Caddick said:

  • Article: Nov 15, 2017

    Responding to the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a legal challenge by the Scottish Whisky Association to minimum unit pricing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "In excess alcohol wrecks lives, families and communities. Low prices for decades have increased that harm caused in Scotland.

    "We've waited for five years to get this breakthrough so it is vital that the Scottish Government acts without delay before any more lives are wrecked.

    "I want to see the Government set the Minimum Unit Price before Christmas."

  • Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, today set out the Liberal Democrat approach to the Budget. The full text is below.

    As Leader of the Liberal Democrats, it is one of my responsibilities to give a serious Lib Dem analysis of the economics around the Budget, and to present an alternative.

    I have recently been returned to Parliament from exile.