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  • Article: Apr 23, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today welcomed the news that the Scottish Government has finally listened to the party's concerns over plans to scrap corroboration before a full review had taken place.

    The announcement today came after consistent pressure on the SNP Government from the Scottish Liberal Democrats to delay Stage Two deliberations until after Lord Bonomy published his findings on any potential safeguards.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson and MSP for the North East Alison McInnes today said a petition put to a Holyrood committee shows the extent to which people feel let down by the SNP's police and fire centralisation plans.

    A former police control room worker and an Inverness resident put forward a petition to the Public Petitions Committee calling for a review of a decision to close police and fire control rooms north of Dundee. The petition will now be considered by the Justice Committee and the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing, of which Mrs McInnes is a member.

  • Montrose councillor David May, Sir Robert Smith MP, Alison McInnes MSP and Stonehaven & Lower Deeside councillor Peter Bellarby.
    Article: Apr 22, 2014

    Local Liberal Democrat politicians are calling on the Scottish Government to stop dithering and to get shovels in the ground to build a much-needed flyover on the A90 at Laurencekirk.

    Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, met North East MSP Alison McInnes and councillors David May and Peter Bellarby at the blackspot.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes has called on the Clydesdale Bank to rethink its plans to close so many branches around the country.

    Mrs McInnes said: "Among the branches facing closure by the end of the year are Alford and three in Aberdeen - Bridge of Don, Bucksburn and Woodside. Rural residents in particular are badly hit when their local branch closes. People in Alford will face long bus journeys to Banchory or Aberdeen to get to a Clydesdale branch.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today welcomed improvements costing £2.3m to the A90 between Stonehaven and Bridge of Dee.

    Mrs McInnes said: "This is the main route from Aberdeen to the south, as well as being the gateway to the city. It is very important that it is fit for purpose. Some of the resurfacing work was long overdue in the Portlethen area, where the surface gave drivers a free rollercoaster ride.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2014

    Rail announcement long overdue

    You may have seen last week that long-overdue investment in the Inverness to Aberdeen rail line was announced. Over the next five years this will hopefully lead to reduced journey times and more trains between the two cities.

    This was a well thought out Liberal Democrat strategy that I worked on when I was chair of the local transport body Nestrans. However, it has taken the Scottish Government seven years to recognise the need to tackle our Victorian intercity journey times.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats today accused the Justice Secretary of having set a worrying precedent by refusing to question the controversial increased use of "voluntary" stop and search by police.

    During a Scottish Liberal Democrat debate on stop and search in the parliament today, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP highlighted shocking figures which show that the majority of stop and searches are carried out without reasonable suspicion.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2014

    North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes welcomed today's news from ScotRail of a dramatic leap in passenger numbers at Monifieth station.

    Mrs McInnes commented: "Yet again more people are opting to take the train when they actually stop in stations. An increase of 120% a month compared to a year previously shows there is a great demand for more rail services.

  • Alison McInnes MSP, Alistair Carmichael MP and Willie Rennie MSP tour the Brewdog brewery at Balmacassie.
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    A thriving Ellon company has hosted a visit by Liberal Democrat politicians.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP and Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP toured the BrewDog brewery on Saturday with North East MSP Alison McInnes.

    The three met brewery staff at the new facility which now employs around 100 people.

  • Article: Mar 31, 2014

    North East Scottish Liberal Democrats have challenged the First Minster and his SNP government to stop dreaming about independence, get on with the day job and deliver a decent infrastructure for the North East.

    The Fair Deal for the North East campaign, launched at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spring conference in Aberdeen today (Sunday 30th March) calls for investment in transport, housing and local government funding from Holyrood.

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