Lib Dems will lead opposition to ministerial takeover of social care

Speaking ahead of the First Minister’s Programme for Government in which she is expected to announce plans for a centralised ministerial takeover for Scotland’s care services, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP announced that he will lead opposition to the proposals.

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Liberal Democrats will oppose Covid ID cards

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today laid out an emphatic opposition to so-called Covid ID cards, as the First Minister responded to his opening First Minister’s Question as leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.  

 

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Scotland should provide sanctuary to refugees

Speaking after a debate on supporting the people of Afghanistan where his amendment was backed by the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Holyrood remembers lives lost to drugs

To mark overdose awareness day, a memorial was held yesterday outside the Scottish Parliament, organised by campaigner Peter Krykant.

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Green party picks nationalism over the climate emergency

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today declared that the Green party has picked nationalism over the climate emergency and warned that on issues like education reform, the abolition of the council tax and the decarbonisation of our homes Green MSPs will not seek to trouble the SNP or subject it to effective scrutiny.

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Young people's mental health services a shadow of what they should be

Responding to Audit Scotland's blog on mental health services for children and young people, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

 

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Tens of thousands waiting for tests and treatment

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said “patients and NHS staff need new hope” after statistics revealed that more than 100,000 people are waiting for key diagnostic tests and Nicola Sturgeon’s Treatment Time Guarantee is being missed 200 times a day. 

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“Painful waits” for a quarter of A&E attendees

In response to another week of record A&E waiting times, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Health Secretary for publishing a “limp” NHS Recovery Plan.

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Cole-Hamilton sets out priorities for parliamentary term

Speaking ahead of the return of Parliament this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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New figures show Test and Protect “struggling desperately”

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed new figures showing the strain that Scotland’s contact tracing system, Test and Protect, has been under in recent months.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to SNP-Green deal

Commenting this afternoon as it is confirmed that the Greens will go into government with the SNP, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton comments on another record day of Covid cases and vaccine passport proposals

Commenting on today's First Minister’s Covid briefing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Alex Cole-Hamilton announces the new Scottish Liberal Democrat spokespeople team

At the end of a busy first week as Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today unveiled his new spokespeople team and described it as “crackling with talent and ideas” to give Scotland new hope.

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Alex calls for consistency on remaining restrictions

After receiving several thousand emails seeking clarity on seemingly contradictory Covid rules over the last 18 months, local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the SNP government to be more consistent with the application of remaining restrictions. 

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Alex: Constituents will always come First

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is the new Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

 

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