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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 1, 2014

    27 November 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): It would be remiss of me not to start with a mention of the recommendations of the Smith commission, which were unveiled just a few hours ago. Let us be clear: it is a bold package of new powers to give the Scottish Parliament the muscle that it needs to build a fairer society, with opportunity for all.

  • Article: Dec 1, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed the news that Dundee has become the first British city to meet tough criteria to receive UNESCO City of Design designation.

    The award recognises cities that have active design and creative industries with high levels of innovation. Only 10 cities in the world have previously been given this recognition, including Beijing in China, Montreal in Canada and Berlin in Germany. Bilbao in Spain, Curitiba in Brazil, Helsinki in Finland and Turin in Italy have received the award at the same time as Dundee.

  • Article: Nov 27, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today hailed a cross-party agreement on home rule powers for Holyrood as the biggest transfer of power within the UK since the creation of the Scottish Parliament.

    Lord Smith of Kelvin announced this morning (Thursday) that consensus had been reached on plans that will see the creation of a Scottish welfare system and billions of pounds in tax raising powers transferred to Holyrood.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said that SNP ministers are doing police officers a disservice by using them to mask cuts to civilian police staff.

    Mrs McInnes was speaking after Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House told MSPs on the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee that civilian support staff face further redundancies next year.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today warned a generic approach to tackling crime will not address the specific challenges that communities across Scotland are facing.


    Mrs McInnes was speaking after new crime figures revealed large disparities in recorded crime and clear-up rates across Scotland.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    With winter on the way, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes is calling on constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

    Mrs McInnes said: "There are a number of simple steps that everyone should take to make sure they are doing all they can to keep their bills down and their homes warm."

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    18 November 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): The current drink-drive limit was set in 1965. Since then, I am glad to say, perceptions have changed. Public and scientific understanding of the risks has increased dramatically. However, for many folk there is still some confusion as to what the existing limit allows. Is it a pint or a glass of wine? What constitutes a unit, and how many can someone have and still drive legally?

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to sack Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill from her cabinet following a tenure which has been nothing short of a disaster for communities in Scotland.

    Ahead of Nicola Sturgeon's expected appointment to the First Minister post tomorrow, Scottish Liberal Democrats have published a list of controversial laws, closures and cuts affecting the justice system during Kenny MacAskill's time in office. Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes today said that Nicola Sturgeon should take the opportunity to end the seven years of bad luck for local communities by dismissing the Justice Secretary.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland, is asking local rainbows and brownies to help design her official Christmas card this year.

    As an ambassador for Girlguiding Gordon, Alison is inviting members throughout the area to take part in the design competition. In addition to having their Christmas card professionally printed and sent to people across Scotland, there will be a prize for the winner.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    12 November 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): The Scottish Liberal Democrats will also support the motion, which sets out a robust defence of human rights.

    Some politicians and media would have us believe that, taken together, the European convention on human rights, the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998 somehow amount to a criminals' charter or a terrorists' treaty. That is, of course, nonsense.

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