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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: Jun 27, 2014

    Thursday 26 June


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): I start by thanking those MSPs who supported my motion and enabled it to be debated today.

    The British Medical Association's your GP cares campaign emphasises that general practice is the cornerstone of the national health service and is at the heart of every community. The service provided by general practitioners and primary healthcare teams-from professionals covering vast remote areas to those working in large city practices-is appreciated the length and breadth of the country and admired across the chamber.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2014

    Following the announcement of £120 million in funding to develop a new maternity hospital and a new cancer centre as part of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Campus, Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland, commented: "I am delighted that these much needed new facilities are set to be built in Aberdeen.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East Scotland MSP Alison McInnes today highlighted the unsustainable pressures GPs are facing as growing demand for their services is accompanied by a fall in the share of NHS spending they receive.

    Leading a Members' Business Debate at the Scottish Parliament on the British Medical Association's (BMA) Your GP Cares campaign, Ms McInnes called on the Scottish Government to ensure GPs have the resources needed to deal with their intense workload and asked Ministers to set out how they will attract and retain more GPs as their numbers fall.

  • Article: Jun 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has today applauded news that the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland is to undertake an inspection into the use of solitary confinement in Scotland's prisons.

    In his first Annual Report published today, HM Chief Inspector QM David Strang announced that he will undertake a thematic inspection into the use of segregation and separation over the next year. The announcement comes after Ms McInnes published figures which showed that the number of prisoners being held in solitary confinement for extended periods of time has risen by 41 per cent in the last year.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2014

    Liberal Democrat parliamentarians today called on SNP Ministers to get a grip on cancer waiting times in the North East after new figures showed that NHS Grampian was one of nine across Scotland to miss treatment targets.

    Figures published today showed that only 91.5% of patients across Scotland were treated within the 62 day waiting standard from referral to first cancer treatment. Under Scottish Government targets, 95% of patients should receive treatment in this time.

  • North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes meets Power Jacks machine technician Kylie Robb in Ellon on National Women in Engineering Day.
    Article: Jun 24, 2014

    To mark the first National Women in Engineering Day, on Monday North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes visited Power Jacks in Ellon, a growing engineering company with customers in 60 countries.

    Mrs McInnes met machine technician Kylie Robb, one of an increasing number of women who are working in engineering.

  • Article: Jun 23, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today said the unregulated use of stop and search is indefensible after reports that Police Scotland appear to have overstated the number of weapons discovered through the controversial policy.

    End of year figures from Police Scotland showed that the number of offensive and bladed weapons discovered through stop and search was 1,506 lower than the number of 'positive searches' for the same category.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have today applauded a decision by Police Scotland to end voluntary stop and searches of young children.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has consistently pursued the issue after figures showed hundreds of young children were subjected to voluntary stop and searches by Police.

  • Article: Jun 18, 2014

    Tuesday 17 June


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD):

    I, too, welcome the debate, which is fitting in refugee week.

    I have no doubt that, across the chamber, we want to see the asylum system constantly improving and evolving. We should therefore welcome the ambition in the "New Scots" report to better integrate refugees into Scotland's communities. I share the vision that was set out by John Wilkes, the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, when he said:

  • Article: Jun 17, 2014

    Following the publication of the report of the Infant Cremation Commission, chaired by Lord Bonomy, Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland, commented: "This has been a harrowing ordeal for many North East families whose lives and loved ones have been touched by this national scandal.

    "The implementation of Lord Bonomy's recommendations - including new legislation, a code of practice and the creation of a new inspector of crematoria - require the whole-hearted commitment of local authorities, government ministers and all agencies involved.

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