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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: 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 29, 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 25, 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 23, 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 18, 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 16, 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.

  • Camphill Scotland chair Christine Johnson pictured with Alison McInnes MSP at the reception in parliament on 16 September
    Article: Sep 15, 2015

    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 10, 2015

    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): I will not be alone among my parliamentary colleagues in handling more casework about housing problems than about any other issue. A sadly familiar litany of problems crop up over and over again-inadequate housing, overcrowding, high house prices, exorbitant private rents, long waiting lists for social housing, families stuck in temporary accommodation, damp homes, neighbourhood problems and fuel poverty.

  • Article: Sep 10, 2015

    I congratulate Christina McKelvie on securing this debate on an important issue. The UK Conservative Government would have us believe that the Human Rights Act 1998 undermines the sovereignty of Parliament and the independence of our courts and that it goes far beyond the UK's obligations under the European convention on human rights. The Government talks of the European Court of Human Rights being afflicted by mission creep. It is determined to abolish the act and proposes replacing it with a British bill of rights and responsibilities. It has admitted that the new bill of rights would apply only to the most serious cases. Which of our human rights are not serious? What is a trivial breach of human rights?

  • Article: Sep 10, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes today urged SNP ministers to take action to break the link between homelessness and re-offending.

    A report published by Shelter Scotland today revealed that almost a third of inmates freed from prison have no housing to go to upon release.

    It found that two out of three offenders who were homeless after release go on to reoffend. The report noted that reoffending rates can be reduced by as much as a fifth if those leaving prison have stable accommodation to go to.

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