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Welcome! Alison McInnes MSP

Standing up for local people...

I'm very proud to have the chance to represent the people of the North East at Holyrood, and I hope this website will give you an insight into some of my work, both at Parliament and around the region

Your voice at Holyrood...

The most important part of any politician's job is representing their constituents' views, and I believe that you deserve for your voice to be heard. I live locally, so I know what makes the area tick, and I'm absolutely committed to continuing to put the needs of the North East first.

Get in touch...

I want to hear from you! If you have an issue that you want to raise, or a problem that you think I can help with, then please get in touch. You can email me on alison.mcinnes.msp@scottish.parliament.uk, call my office on 01358 729962, or just drop in - all the details are here.

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Recent Updates

  • Article: May 26, 2015

    The civil liberties of innocent people could be at risk as Scottish Liberal Democrats today revealed Police Scotland are using controversial new facial recognition technology to try to identify people.

    Figures revealed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats today show that 601,837 custody mugshots of 334,594 Scots have been uploaded to the UK-wide Police National Database (PND).

  • Article: May 21, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats said today that the lack of a long-term financial strategy must be resolved urgently in order to avoid damaging cuts to fire services in local communities.

    An Audit Scotland report published today revealed significant challenges faced by the new national fire and rescue service, including a £43m black hole in its budget.

  • Article: May 20, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said Police Scotland bosses must be prepared to listen to the views of all its employees as it launches it first nationwide staff survey.

    The warning comes after it was reported that Police Scotland is bracing itself for bad news - before police officers and civilian staff have had the chance to submit their views on the new single force.

  • Alison McInnes with Dawn Mortimer, Alison Innes, Nicola Horne, Kirsty MacBeath and Joan Scott
    Article: May 18, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today visited apprentices at Les Enfants nursery in Inverurie as part of the Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015.

    She was shown around by Dawn Mortimer and Alison Innes, the general manager and managing director at the nursery and accompanied by Nicola Horne, Kirsty MacBeath and Joan Scott from Cairn Training who support training and development of the apprentices.

  • Article: May 14, 2015
    Tuesday 12 May 2015
    I start by praising Jenny Marra for resolutely pursuing the issue and for her member's bill, which was the catalyst for the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill. It was reported that almost 45,000 people responded to Ms Marra's consultation, but despite that considerable engagement, many people in Scotland would still be shocked to learn about the extent of the abhorrent crime of trafficking.
  • Article: May 13, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said that Police Scotland's armed policing policy is not working for the police or the communities that they serve.

    It comes after a national newspaper today published a photograph of two armed officers entering a Waitrose in Stirling at 9am on a weekday morning.

    This was despite assurances from the assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins that police were expected to use their professional judgement but that he would not expect to see officers in a busy shop in the afternoon.

  • Article: May 13, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed the news that the Wood Foundation is making up to £10 million available to NHS Grampian for the construction of a multi-storey car park exclusively for patients and visitors at the Foresterhill health campus in Aberdeen.

    Mrs McInnes commented: "A multi-storey car park would be a great boon for patients and visitors. I have had many complaints from constituents about the difficulties they have faced finding a place to park. Some have been late for appointments as a result. However, surely the Scottish Government should be funding vital infrastructure like this, and not leaving NHS Grampian to rely on charitable donations. It is commendable of the Wood Foundation to step into the breach."

  • Article: May 12, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today said it would be rank hypocrisy if the SNP did not scrap its super ID database plans after it was revealed the party will oppose the Tories' Snooper's Charter due to civil liberties concerns.

    It comes after a newspaper today reported that the SNP will oppose the Conservatives' flagship Snooper's Charter - a policy which the Liberal Democrats blocked in the UK government. However, the SNP would do so at the same time as building its own illiberal super database, assigning every person in Scotland with a unique number and expanding access to the central database to 120 public bodies.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2015

    Following the publication today of Lord Bonomy's Post-corroboration Safeguards Review and the announcement that proposals to abolish corroboration will now be removed from the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, Alison McInnes MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson, commented: "The report today vindicates the Scottish Liberal Democrats principled and reasoned opposition of the SNP's proposals to abolish corroboration.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today warned police staff are bearing the brunt of the SNP's police centralisation agenda.

    It was revealed today that Police Scotland has had to set up wellbeing clinics to support demoralised staff affected by recent chaos in police control rooms.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said: "Police staff are bearing the brunt of the SNP's police centralisation agenda. Divisions once run by local officers for local communities clearly feel demoralised by the new top-down and impersonal approach seen under the national force. Scottish Liberal Democrats value the experience and skill of local police staff which is why we objected to plans to merge police control rooms. As their plans continue to come apart, police staff will rightly be asking why the SNP are suddenly silent on their once-lauded reform."

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