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Lanarkshire and Falkirk Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Jun 19, 2021

    Responding to the Scottish Government's announcement of funding to tackle the attainment gap, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP said:

    "This cannot disguise the fact that despite the First Minister's promise to close the attainment gap between richer and poorer pupils, it has barely budged since she took office. Audit Scotland made that point clearly earlier this year.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has spoken out today after it emerged that UK food and drink exports to the European Union almost halved year on year in the first three months of 2021. Food and Drink Federation (FDF) figures show that EU sales dropped by 47%, largely due to changes in the UK's trading relationship with the EU. Compared with the first quarter of 2019 exports of cheese were down 72% and fish sales were down 52%.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Commenting on the First Minister's announcements of changes to travel regulations which prohibit travel to Manchester and Salford from 21 June, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

    "The Scottish Government have put in place regulations preventing travel to places in England which everyone knows cannot be enforced. Meanwhile travel is still permitted to parts of Scotland where the same levels of cases are being reported.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2021

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that the Scottish Government's proposal to publish a new suicide prevention plan in September 2022 will leave a "dangerous blank", as the current strategy will expire at the end of 2021.

    Every Life Matters, Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan was published in 2018, 586 days late. The plan was scheduled to run until 2021, which will leave another gap with almost a year in between.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2021

    Speaking in this afternoon's Scottish Parliament debate on Drug Related Deaths, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton stressed the importance of trauma informed care when dealing with addiction and its treatment.

    During the debate, Scottish Liberal Democrats secured an amendment to confirm parliament's support for strengthened guidance from the Lord Advocate on the issue of diversion from prosecution.

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Build a New High School for East Kilbride

Stop Mental Health Injustice

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