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Standing up for local people... Alison McInnes MSP

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: Aug 7, 2014

    Register to have your say on Scotland's future

    This week 1.7 million Scots tuned in to watch the STV debate between the leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, and the First Minister.

    During the debate it was once again exposed that Alex Salmond still can't give voters answers to the most basic of questions, despite preparing for this moment his entire political life.

  • Article: Aug 7, 2014

    Former Scottish Liberal Democrat councillor Dr Richard Speirs has died at his home. He was 71.

    He won a seat in Arbroath at the Tayside Regional Council elections in 1990, and was elected to the new Angus Council in 1995, holding the position until he retired in 2007.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland Alison McInnes said: "Dick Speirs was a constant champion for his community and a dedicated campaigner for the party.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today criticised the Justice Secretary's hollow statement on armed policing, warning that it will reassure no-one.

    Speaking after the statement, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said: "The Justice Secretary's hollow statement on armed policing reassured no one. He should have explained the decision to deploy overtly armed officers on routine duties on a daily basis in our towns and villages. It stretches credibility to ask us to believe that the threats and risks across Scotland are exactly the same everywhere. He failed to justify this change and I can only conclude that it is disproportionate to the risk.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that police officer statistics published today only tell a small part of the story on policing in communities. Whilst figures published today show an increase in overall police numbers, they do not reflect the loss of hundreds of civilian support staff. Since the launch of Scotland's national force, concerns have remained about the impact these losses have had on local policing resources as police officers are left to fill the gaps.  

  • Article: Aug 4, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to back their calls to the Scottish Police Authority for a full and formal review of Police Scotland's controversial policy on armed policing.

    Ahead of the Justice Secretary's anticipated ministerial statement on the issue tomorrow (Tuesday 5 August), Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a statement is better late than never but warned the Justice Secretary against pursuing his typically boorish approach to real concerns. 

  • Article: Aug 1, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have voiced concerns over the pressure being placed on police officers in Scotland during the Commonwealth Games.

    Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, and justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP have spoken out after reports of complaints from serving police officers about working practices during the Commonwealth Games.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, has tabled a motion at the Scottish Parliament congratulating the Turriff Show on its 150th anniversary ahead of the event to be held on 3 and 4 August.

    Mrs McInnes, who will be attending the show, has asked fellow MSPs to join her in marking the achievement and highlighting the importance of the event.

  • Article: Jul 15, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, welcomed today's announcement on fibre optic broadband which confirmed that many residents in rural parts of the North East are to benefit from the latest stage of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

    More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will receive new or additional broadband improvements under a scheme backed by the UK government.

  • Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today said SNP Ministers have dropped the ball on prison rehabilitation after new figures revealed that almost 1000 inmates in Scottish prisons have been placed on waiting lists for programmes designed to reduce reoffending.

    Freedom of Information requests from the Liberal Democrats showed that as of March 2014, 956 individuals in prisons across Scotland were on waiting lists for offending behaviour related programmes.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    Two North East parliamentarians today underlined their concerns about the threat to Royal Mail's deliver-everywhere service from rivals such as TNT Post UK which is expanding its services in select major cities.

    Sir Robert Smith, Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, has tabled a motion at Westminster raising concerns about the sustainability of Royal Mail's universal service, as TNT Post UK develops its end-to-end delivery operations.

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