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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

  • I commend Jenny Marra for her drive and determination on human trafficking. We must not forget that her member's bill consultation laid the foundations for this Government bill. However, Christina McKelvie is right to point also to the cross-party support and determination in the chamber.

    Human trafficking is not new, but it is now the fastest-growing international crime. The Equality and Human Rights Commission report of 2011 was the catalyst for action to tackle human trafficking through a coherent legislative framework. That report exposed the grim truth about trafficking in Scotland. It shocked us all. In 2011, Kaliani Lyle, EHRC Scotland commissioner, said:

    Article / Oct 2, 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes said today that damning findings revealed from a survey of police officers and staff show that the SNP must recalibrate the police reform programme. 

    The long-awaited results of the first survey since the police merger found that 8 per cent thought that the organisation was genuinely interest in the well-being of its people. Only 17 per cent of respondents would recommend Scottish Police Authority/Police Scotland as a good place to work and a third of all respondents indicated an intention to leave within three years.

    Article / Oct 2, 2015
  • Alison McInnes at the Ofgem E Serve stand in parliament

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed the high uptake of the domestic renewable heat incentive scheme locally.

    Some 7,640 renewable heating systems have been installed across Scotland since the financial incentive scheme was introduced in April 2014 - including 589 in Aberdeenshire, 206 in Moray, 113 in Angus, 84 in Dundee and 37 in Aberdeen.

    Article / Sep 30, 2015
  • The burgeoning use of NPS coupled with a growing understanding of their dangers has led to a greater focus on how to control these substances. The UK Government's expert panel review, which was set in train by the former Minister of State for Crime Prevention, my fellow Liberal Democrat Norman Baker, highlighted that "after years of stable and declining drug use, the emergence of NPS has been a game changer."

    Article / Sep 30, 2015
  • Following an 18-month campaign by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, parliament's justice committee today backed plans for the abolition of so-called consensual stop and search and the introduction of a code of practice for statutory searches.

    North East MSP Alison McInnes today received the support of the justice committee for an amendment which will ensure consensual stop and search becomes illegal within one year.

    Article / Sep 29, 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats today said that SNP moves to reduce the use of short-term custodial sentences are long overdue.

    The party's verdict follows the launch today by the Scottish Government of a consultation on whether the current presumption against courts imposing sentences of three months or less should be extended.

    Article / Sep 25, 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats today said that concerns over a series of scandals facing Police Scotland must be met with action and not warm words.

    It comes after the Scottish Government today held a summit to discuss how the national force is being scrutinised at a local level.

    The Scottish Liberal Democrats have already revealed plans to put democracy back into Scottish policing, which will be debated at the party's autumn conference.

    Article / Sep 23, 2015
  • North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today urged people to take part in a Scottish Government consultation about seals on the Ythan estuary.

    Mrs McInnes said: "It is important that individuals and organisations make their views known about whether seals on the Ythan should have this haul-out protection. It is a relatively new site for grey seals, but the site is easily accessible by land and it may be vulnerable to disturbance."

    Article / Sep 18, 2015
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats are pressing the SNP government for answers on its controversial plans to create a super ID database.

    After six months of silence, SNP ministers have still to publish its response to the consultation on proposed amendments to the NHS Central Register (Scotland) regulations 2006.

    Article / Sep 16, 2015
  • Camphill Scotland chair Christine Johnson pictured with Alison McInnes MSP at the reception in parliament on 16 September

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes is welcoming pupils, residents and staff from Camphill communities across Scotland to parliament this week to celebrate their 75th anniversary. 

    Mrs McInnes is sponsoring a week-long World Wide Weave Exhibition by Camphill at parliament, and a parliamentary reception on Wednesday (16 September).  

    Article / Sep 15, 2015

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