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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: Nov 6, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that ambiguity remains around the Scottish Government's plans to ensure the safety of children in Scotland in light of a significant warning from the Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

    During First Minister's Questions today Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager, Alison McInnes MSP, pressed the First Minister to set out his government's priorities for action following publication earlier this week of Care Inspectorate assessments into how well children and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2014

    Tuesday 5 November

    17:37

    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): I, too, am grateful to Stewart Stevenson for bringing this important issue to the chamber. I am pleased to record my gratitude for the tireless work of my constituent, Ron Beaty. Alongside others who have been touched by similar personal tragedies in my North East Scotland region, he has fought for a decade for safety improvements on school transport. Together, they have determinedly turned traumatic events into a positive and substantive campaign for change. That commitment and contribution of our campaigners must be matched by the relevant authorities. I hope that the minister will explain how the Scottish Government intends to encourage compliance with the 2010 transport guidance, if there are disparate approaches throughout the country.

  • Article: Nov 5, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed the launch of a new apprenticeship programme at the Scottish Parliament for 16 - 24 year olds living in Scotland. There will be 20 places available.

    Mrs McInnes commented: "This is a great opportunity to work in a range of areas - including visitor services, events, finance, security, human resources and IT - in an exciting environment in Scotland's capital. I would encourage any young person in the North East who is interested to find out more. There will be an open day in parliament on Friday 21 November, and further details can be found at www.scottish.parliament.uk/apprenticeships."

  • Article: Nov 4, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, has today responded to the news that 25 staff at the publicly-funded James Hutton Institute, based in Aberdeen and Invergowrie, could be forced to leave their jobs through compulsory redundancy.

    Ms McInnes commented: "This is obviously a worrying time for everyone at the James Hutton Institute and the priority needs to be ensuring those staff whose jobs are on the line receive the support they need. But we should also be clear that any forced job losses are a direct result of Scottish Government funding decisions.

  • Article: Nov 2, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised senior SNP Cabinet ministers for adding to their own climate change woes after official figures showed ministerial cars being used to shuttle ministers from Holyrood to their offices in St Andrews house.

    The details, published on the Scottish Government's website without fanfare, showed that in one instance the soon to be First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, took a ministerial car from a TV studio in Glasgow to a TV studio next door.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, has warned the SNP government is chronically underfunding NHS Grampian after an Audit Scotland report, published today, shows the healthboard was short-changed by £39.9 million in 2013/14.

    The report revealed the extent of financial and demographic pressures facing struggling health boards. It also urged the Scottish Government to review current financial and performance targets for the NHS in order to ensure its own flagship 2020 Vision policy can be met. A planned 0.9 per cent real terms reduction to the overall health budget in the next two years and budget restraints which prevent longer term planning were noted as sources of increasing strain on Scotland's health service.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a crucial report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into armed policing has uncovered a systematic failue by Police Scotland to communicate the fundamental change in policy to people across Scotland.

    The report, published today, agreed with the Chief Constable's proposals for armed officers only to attend incidents involving firearms or a threat to a life. This followed concerns from local communities who had learnt through newspaper reports that armed officers were attending routine duties and overtly carrying sidearms.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2014

    North East Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today encouraged Scots to have their say on further powers for the Scottish Parliament as the deadline for members of the public to submit their views to the Smith Commission approaches.

    Political representatives to the Smith Commission will meet for the second time this week and the public have until 5pm this Friday (31 October) to make submissions to Lord Smith as work to reach agreement on further powers continues.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has said that Scottish Liberal Democrats are eager to get the ball rolling on legislation to protect Scots against revenge porn. In an interview published today, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland set out suggested maximum jail sentences for so-called revenge porn offence.

  • Article: Oct 22, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP today called on SNP Ministers to help protect Scots from so-called revenge porn.

    Mrs McInnes was speaking after the House of Lords backed new UK government proposals that will see people posting private intimate images without consent face criminal sanctions in England and Wales.

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