Scot Gov shelves Edinburgh Airport Covid19 testing plans

Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton, responds to an article in the Scotsman today that revealed the Government quietly ditched plans to have Covid-19 testing at Edinburgh airport.

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Brexit is bad, Independence would be much worse

Lib Dem Lothian candidate and human rights lawyer Fred Mackintosh QC discusses the choices facing pro-EU voters in May’s Scottish Parliament elections.

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Cole-Hamilton: We want to see people thrive and not wonder whether they’ll be able to buy their children their next meal

Scottish Lib Dem health spokesperson and Edinburgh Western candidate Alex Cole-Hamilton, who worked for more than a decade in the third sector on child welfare has highlighted "truly shocking" figures which show that child poverty in Scotland was on the rise even before the pandemic broke out.

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And We’re Off: Elect more Liberal Democrats and Put Recovery First

Campaigning in Scotand’s 2021 parliamentary elections is underway, with voters going to the polls on May 6. The Edinburgh area is crucial to our hopes of lifting our number of MSPs, putting recovery first and ending the SNP’s unhealthy dominance of Scottish politics.

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Lib Dems unveil “astonishing level of failure” on Edinburgh road and pavement repairs

New figures on pavement and road repairs across Edinburgh have unveiled “an astonishing level of failure”, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats secure over £8.4 million for the City of Edinburgh

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton has today welcomed additional funding secured by the Scottish Liberal Democrats in this year's Scottish budget.

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Lib Dems secure more than £300m of budget support for mental health, education and councils

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today announced that the party will back this year's Scottish budget in exchange for additional support for education, mental health, local authorities, environment, training and businesses.

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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

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

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 week the Chancellor will offer a big, bold innovative plan that will help them get their lives, and their family's future, back on course. 

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