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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: Oct 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today said new figures showing an increase in the number of drug and weapons confiscations in Scottish prisons underline the scale of the challenge facing prison service staff as they work to keep inmates safe.

    Ms McInnes was speaking after new figures obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats showed an 85% rise in the number of weapons confiscated from inmates between 2012 and 2013.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Commenting on the Fife Report published today by HM Inspectorate Of Constabulary In Scotland (HMICS), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson, Alison McInnes MSP, said: "This is a welcome report which reflects the concerns which I have voiced over the past year about policing needing to better reflect local needs and priorities.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2014

    Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland and Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson, has welcomed the news that Aberdeen City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership has offered funding to keep Albyn House open for another year as "a great relief".

    The centre on Dee Street operates as a safe house for individuals who are not committing a crime but are found drunk and incapable in the city. Albyn House is jointly funded by NHS Grampian and Police Scotland. However, uncertainty surrounding Police Scotland's continued funding of the project had led to fears that the centre may close.

  • Article: Oct 14, 2014

    Commenting on today's resignation by NHS Grampian chair Bill Howatson, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes said: "NHS boards have been under enormous pressure and NHS Grampian has been no exception as the public rightly expects the highest standard of service. The challenges from a financial shortfall from the Scottish Government, the aging population and the staffing shortages are taking their toll.

  • Article: Oct 12, 2014


    Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today encouraged the SPA to enable all Scots to participate in a public consultation on the decision to allow the deployment of armed police on routine duties, following concerns the consultation is "inaccessible, needlessly complex and unnecessarily time-consuming".

  • Article: Oct 9, 2014

    8 October 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): One could be forgiven for thinking that the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 established Police Scotland. It did not. This Parliament established the Police Service of Scotland. However, on taking command of the national force, the chief constable swiftly presided over a rebrand.

  • Article: Oct 8, 2014


    Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for the Justice Secretary to resign rather than be afforded the luxury of being reshuffled out of office.

    In a strong attack on the Justice Secretary's record in office, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes condemned the Justice Secretary's blasé reaction to controversial issues which have arisen under Scotland's national police force.

  • Article: Oct 8, 2014

    7 October 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): I thank the members of the legislation team for supporting me in drafting amendments. I also thank the Justice Committee clerks, as ever, and those who took time to give evidence to the committee.

    Working in conjunction with the Scottish Civil Justice Council's modernisation programme, the bill will enable our court structures to undergo significant reform.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2014

    Following the news that the new Forth crossing will cost £50 million less than estimated, Scottish Liberal Democrats Alison McInnes MSP, Sir Robert Smith MP and councillor David May have called on the Scottish Government to use the underspend to invest in safety improvements at Laurencekirk junction.

  • Article: Oct 6, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned against false and demeaning attempts to frame local concerns over the Chief Constable's operational independence as a debate between politicians and the Chief Constable.

    In remarks published today, the Scottish Police Federation criticised "point-scoring" politicians of interfering in operational matters for political gains.

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