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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: Mar 28, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today praised five young mums from Dundee who are through to the final of a Money for Life Challenge.

    Mrs McInnes explains: "As part of their project the team of 16 and 17-year-oldpupils from Menzieshill High School produced a Winning Weans leaflet which is designed to give young parents money-saving tips for preparing food for their babies.

  • Article: Mar 26, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has welcomed news that the R&A has recommended admission of women members. The decision will be put to a ballot for members in September this year. Ms McInnes has long called for the R&A to review their membership policy.

    Ms McInnes said: "Last year when talking about Muirfield, I called on the R&A to show some leadership. I'm glad they have finally found their voice! The R&A say that the spirit of the game of golf is epitomised in three words - honesty, integrity and courtesy; it's long overdue that these sentiments were carried from the courses into the clubhouses."

  • Article: Mar 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have raised concerns about the Justice Secretary's nonchalant response to new revelations about the use of stop and search tactics in Scotland. This came after the Chief Constable of Police Scotland confirmed at the weekend that some negative stop and searches may have been falsely recorded as there is no requirement to record names and addresses for those which return negative results.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP has urged the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland to rectify a significant breakdown in relations with police staff. UNISON Scotland today announced it is to hold a ballot on strike action over concerns about the closure of the majority of police control rooms.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today called on the transport minister to fast track the re-opening of Kintore railway station, following the news that work is expected to start in 2016.

    Mrs McInnes welcomed the plans to re-open the station but added that progress should be made as quickly as possible. She said: "I have written to transport minister Keith Brown asking for a timetable detailing how long it will take to build the station. Laurencekirk railway station took longer than anticipated to re-open - and has been a great success - and I am seeking assurances that Kintore will reopen without delay.

  • Article: Mar 19, 2014

    Tuesday 18 March


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD):

    I add my thanks to the four committees for the commentary that they have provided on their scrutiny of the third national planning framework draft document. The framework lays the foundations on which we can protect and enhance the quality of our natural and built environments. It is an opportunity to highlight key national priorities and to define how planning can contribute to securing sustainable economic growth. It also informs private and public investment decisions.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government intends to introduce a law that will ensure seatbelts are provided on all buses dedicated to taking children to and from school.

    Mrs McInnes commented: "All those involved in providing school transport have a duty of care and a responsibility to make sure that the children get there safely.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat North East MSP Alison McInnes today demanded that improvements to the East Coast mainline between Aberdeen and Edinburgh be designated a national priority. 

    During a parliamentary debate on the draft third national planning framework today, Mrs McInnes argued that the continued success of the North East economy is dependent upon improving the region's archaic transport links.

  • Article: Mar 18, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes praised a major new childcare package unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today.

    The new tax-free childcare scheme - announced by the Liberal Democrats last year - will be increased from £1,200 to £2,000 per child and will be brought forward to Autumn 2015.This means that working parents earning at least £50 per week, will get 20% off the cost of childcare up to a limit of £10,000 for every child under the age of 12.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2014

    Tuesday 11 March 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD):

    I, too, acknowledge the work of the legislation team during the passage of the bill, and I thank the witnesses, who took the time to make their views known, and our Justice Committee clerks, whose assistance has, as ever, been very helpful.

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