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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: Dec 22, 2014

    Commenting on a report published today by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland on Local Policing and the Inspection of the Investigative Approach to Rape in Fife Division, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said: "This is an important report and Police Scotland should consider its recommendations very carefully.

  • Article: Dec 22, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP has called for the planned closure of local courts in January 2015 to be reviewed after she revealed statistics showing the last round of court closures resulted in people receiving a worse service.

    In light of this, the North East MSP has renewed her criticism of the government-backed local court closure programme. With the final round of closures due to take place next month, Scottish Liberal Democrats have also called on the Scottish Government to review the impact of the closures so far.

  • Article: Dec 21, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have raised concerns about the SNP's centralisation juggernaut after it was revealed Scotland's national police force has created of a new central body charged with overseeing the force's approach to road safety and road crime.


    The Road Safety Governance Board, chaired by the deputy chief constable from Police Scotland's crime and operational support and comprised of members including the Crown Office and Procurators Fsical Service, Transport Scotland, Road Safety Scotland and the Scottish Government Road Safety Strategic Partnership Board, is to provide "strategic oversight and consistency at national level".

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Following the publication of the annual report of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP commented: "The last year has been marked by controversies including the deployment of armed police on routine duties, the use of so-called voluntary stop and search, the closure of control rooms, police stations locking their doors to the public and the removal of the traffic warden service.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Alison McInnes MSP today welcomed news of improvements to be carried out at Aberdeen railway station as part of the new ScotRail franchise.

    Abellio - who will be taking over the franchise from First - is to invest up to £2.5m on improving passenger facilities at the station. This includes relocating the ticket office, rearranging the first class lounge and toilet to provide a business class lounge, new toilets, sleeper passenger facilities, and a café and retail unit fronting Union Square.

  • Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes today said that the newly-appointed chair of NHS Grampian faces a mammoth task in resolving the issues faced at the health board and has pledged to work with him to secure better health services for the North East.

    Sir Malcolm Bruce MP recently called out the SNP administration on its previous underfunding of Scotland's health service identified by the IFS. On top of this, NHS Grampian faces a funding gap which Audit Scotland says equated to a shortfall of £39.9m in 2013-14, reducing to £30.2m in 2014-15.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    Liberal Democrats today welcomed the announcement of an inquiry into historic child abuse in Scotland. The review was announced at Holyrood this afternoon on what Alison McInnes MSP described as "an important day for victims". 

    Mrs McInnes said: "Responding on behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I welcomed that the public inquiry would have statutory powers - I have been calling for this for some time, and victims and survivors have long cried out for one. This is an important day for victims. It is absolutely right that we get to the truth of any allegations of abuse."

  • Article: Dec 12, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Alison McInnes MSP today said that SNP ministers are failing the college students who need their help the most after new figures revealed that Dundee & Angus College only received a fraction of the bursary funds requested.

    The college requested £800,000 for student support. It was confirmed today that the college would only receive £160,000.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2014

    Following the announcement that some sections of the Aberdeen bypass are due to open by autumn 2016, Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, commented: "In 2008, the SNP told us that work on the bypass would finish in 2012. More than two years on from that target, it is patronising to now claim this work will finish ahead of schedule.

  • Alison McInnes with competition winner Lauren Ferguson
    Article: Dec 12, 2014

    The judging of North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes' Christmas card competition has taken place, and the winner is Lauren Ferguson, aged 9, from 2nd Huntly Brownies.

    As an ambassador for Girlguiding Gordon, Mrs McInnes had asked for entries from local Brownies and Rainbows. She said: "I received nearly 200 entries from throughout Gordon, all of which were charming and delightful. It was obvious the children had put much thought into their designs. It was very difficult to choose the winners.

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