The cost of Edinburgh's pothole damage

01 March, 2021

The cost of Edinburgh's pothole damage

The poor state of Edinburgh’s paths, pavements and roads represent a serious safety breach, underlining the SNP/Labour administration’s failure to deliver even basic services.

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Government record on homeless people is utterly shameful

24 February, 2021

Government record on homeless people is utterly shameful

The Scottish Government should be "ashamed" after statistics published by the National Records of Scotland revealed 216 homeless people died in 2019 - an 11% increase on the estimate for the previous year.

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Unemployment: Refusal to extend furlough cost thousands of jobs

23 February, 2021

Unemployment: Refusal to extend furlough cost thousands of jobs

Responding to new ONS unemployment figures, showing the unemployment rate has risen to 5.1%, Edinburgh West MP and Liberal Democrats Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: "Behind each number in today's statistic is a family worrying how they will pay their bills, and hoping that next...

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Council must reverse “inexcusable” Edinburgh school budget cuts, say Lib Dems

23 February, 2021

Council must reverse “inexcusable” Edinburgh school budget cuts, say Lib Dems

Cuts to school budgets in Edinburgh have been blasted as “inexcusable” and risk harming pupils at a time of crisis in education, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

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Holyrood backs Lib Dems and declares a mental health crisis

20 February, 2021

Holyrood backs Lib Dems and declares a mental health crisis

The Scottish Parliament has officially backed Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton's calls to focus on bettering the nation's mental health by 65 to 58.

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Lib Dems propose increased school funding in face of SNP/Labour cuts

19 February, 2021

Lib Dems propose increased school funding in face of SNP/Labour cuts

Thanks to the SNP/Labour coalition that runs that runs our city, from April Edinburgh Schools will be hit hard by cuts to devolved school budgets whilst pavements, cycleways and roads continue to deteriorate.

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