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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: Feb 5, 2016

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today urged people affected the recent floods to apply to a recovery appeal fund for support.

    Foundation Scotland launched its appeal on 8 January in response to some of the worst flood damage seen in Scotland for a century. The fund total has now reached £300,000 thanks to generous support of the public, businesses and funders.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2016

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today called on the Scottish Government to exempt local authorities from landfill tax when clearing up after the recent floods which devastated many parts of the country, particularly the North East.

    Mrs McInnes said: "I have asked ministers to consider whether an exemption can be granted from landfill taxation arising from the clear-up after the recent flooding.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Alison McInnes MSP today warned that scrapping a specialist wildlife crime unit would be a step backwards in efforts to tackle crimes such as badger-baiting and the poisoning of birds of prey.

    Mrs McInnes was speaking following reports that the UK-wide National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU), based in Livingston, is facing the axe.

  • Article: Feb 2, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today criticised the SNP for patting themselves on the back on police numbers when officers continue to be forced to cover backroom posts to make up for civilian staff cuts.

    Figures published this morning show that the SNP government has met the 1,000 extra police officer number target it set in 2007. However, Mrs McInnes has raised concerns that the target hides a growing imbalance between those officers working in communities and those not on the ground because they are having to cover civilian shifts.

  • Article: Feb 1, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed the announcement of a new fund to support people in the oil and gas industry who have lost their jobs but has called for more information on how the money will be distributed.

    Today the first minister announced a new transition training fund which will offer grants to individuals to support retraining or further education.

  • Article: Jan 31, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have welcomed a Scottish Government announcement of funding for a flyover on the A90 at Laurencekirk.

    Alison McInnes MSP, who represents North East Scotland, and local councillors David May (Montrose), Bill Howatson (Mearns) and Peter Bellarby (Stonehaven) have consistently called on successive SNP transport ministers to take action.

  • Article: Jan 29, 2016

    North East Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed plans by the Post Office to move its branch in St Giles Terrace, Dundee.

    Following a consultation with customers the new St Mary's branch will be housed in the Countdown Family Store, 20 St Giles Street, very near to the previous branch. It will be a main-style branch, as part of a national modernisation programme. The open-plan branch will offer the same services as before but have longer opening hours, including seven day opening.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2016

    I am pleased to speak after Christina McKelvie, as I know that she has campaigned long and hard on the issue, as I have.

    I thank the Government for introducing the bill. In doing so, it has recognised the need to keep battling the damage that is done by abusive behaviour and sexual harm. The bill falls short of providing for a new criminal offence of domestic abuse, and I know that campaigners have been concerned by that. However, I consider that the Government is right to have chosen to consult separately on that, which it is doing principally to get the definition right. It is worth taking time to do that. I look forward to a commitment from all parties in Parliament, whatever the outcome of the election, to introduce a bill on a new criminal offence early in the new parliamentary session.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to reform gender recognition legislation and break down the unreasonable barriers facing transgender people who wish to change their legal gender.

    The Gender Recognition Act 2004 requires those who wish to change their legal gender go through a lengthy and outdated legal process. Despite many other European countries allowing trans people to self-declare their gender, in Scotland evidence is examined by doctors and lawyers before such a change can proceed.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2016

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has welcomed today's announcement of a City Region Deal for Aberdeen but warned areas north of the city should not be left out of the picture.

    Mrs McInnes, who represents North East Scotland, has consistently called for urgent support from both the UK and Scottish Governments as the area continues to struggle as a result of low oil prices.

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