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Lanarkshire and Falkirk Liberal Democrats

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today said that SNP promises to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme have been shelved indefinitely, after ministers confirmed that no plans to consult on the scheme despite manifesto commitments made during last May's Scottish election.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Responding to new statistics showing there were 178,260 applications recorded on local authority or common housing register housing lists in March 2021, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Paul McGarry commented:

    "This 8% increase in the length of housing waiting lists will cause many to wonder if this door will ever open for them.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today pressed the Scottish Government over what action it will take to provide local support to new mothers who require a specialist mental health bed with their baby, following recent reports that many are having to travel hundreds of miles in order to receive the treatment they need.

  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today branded the SNP a disaster for local health care as new figures revealed significant falls in how people rate the quality of care they have received.

    The Health and Care Experience Survey 2021/22 published today revealed that:

    • 67% rated the care provided by their GP practice positively, down from 90% in 2009/10
    • The percentage of people rating their care services as either excellent or good has fallen from 83% to 62% since 2013/14.
    • Just 44% reported positive experiences arranging to see a mental health professional.
  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the whole Scottish Parliament to oppose the Scottish Government's Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill "power grab" on Wednesday afternoon.

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have consistently campaigned against Scottish Government plans to permanently take control of emergency powers granted during the Covid-19 pandemic which cover everything from closing schools to the early release of prisoners.

Our Campaigns:

Build a New High School for East Kilbride

Stop Mental Health Injustice

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