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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: Mar 23, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed news that Marykirk School has received "very good" evaluations in four out of five performance indicators from Education Scotland.

    The report has outlined school's effort to involve staff, parents and children in decision- making. It notes that "supportive and nurturing relationships characterise the school". It also notes that "all staff at Marykirk School are reflective and ambitious to improve the school".

  • Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today welcomed cross-party support at Holyrood for the Aberdeen City Region Deal. 

    During Portfolio Questions today, Mrs McInnes secured assurances from the Scottish Government that the Scottish Government's staff and agencies will provide support to the bid team during its negotiations with the UK Government. 

  • Article: Mar 18, 2015

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today called on the Post Office to ensure that a service is provided in Newburgh.

    Mrs McInnes has been told by Post Office Ltd that the postmaster has resigned and the current premises are no longer available.

    She commented: "While this is disappointing, the emphasis should now be on securing alternative premises but in the meantime ensuring that the people of Newburgh can access vital services.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that civil liberties are at risk of being compromised by stealth as they revealed Police Scotland may have joined forces elsewhere in the UK in retaining images of innocent people who have come into contact with the law and uploading them to a database trawled with facial recognition technology. 

  • Article: Mar 13, 2015

    Local NHS waiting times

    Official statistics released last week showed that just 89.9% of people attending A&E in January 2015 were treated by NHS Grampian within four hours - significantly below the national target of 95%. Many more people than last year waited in excess of 12 hours to be seen in A&E. Neighbouring NHS Tayside performs very well in comparison.

  • Article: Mar 12, 2015

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today invited fellow MSPs to back the bid for an Aberdeen City Region Deal.

    Earlier this week Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council published proposals for a City Region Deal bid, "Powering Tomorrow's World". These were backed by councillors at meetings earlier today.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has raised concerns about police bosses operating on a need-to-know basis after contradictory reports were published in Scottish newspapers today on the number of sex offenders who have gone missing. 

    Figures released by 39 forces across the UK under Freedom of Information laws showed 394 sex offenders are currently wanted because their whereabouts are unknown. Police Scotland's response to the request reported that none are missing. 

  • Article: Mar 6, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today welcomed confirmation that top police officers are set to be hauled back to a Holyrood committee to answer further questions over the deployment of armed units.

    At a hearing of the Scottish Parliament justice sub-committee on policing yesterday, senior officers revealed under questioning from Mrs McInnes that armed units had engaged with the public at non-firearms incidents on 1,644 occasions in the past five months.

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today demanded that Police Scotland be more upfront with parliament and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) after it was revealed armed officers have attended 1644 routine incidents in the past five months.

    The figures were disclosed by senior officers following repeated questioning by Alison McInnes during the justice sub-committee on policing evidence session on armed police today. Assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins said these proactive routine interactions with the public included responding to driving offences and assisting in the search for missing people. 

  • Article: Mar 5, 2015

    4 March 2015


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): As Liberal Democrats we are pleased to have used our time in the chamber to debate privacy and the state. We welcome whole-heartedly the support of other opposition parties and hope that the SNP will reflect on the strength of feeling expressed. Willie Rennie, Richard Simpson, Liz Smith and Patrick Harvie have clearly and coherently set out the risks and what is at stake, which is more than can be said for Christian Allard in his contribution.

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