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Just 1 criminal given maximum sentence for carrying knife despite SNP pledge

28 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Just one person convicted of carrying a knife has been given the maximum five-year sentence, despite nearly 1000 convictions and an SNP pledge to get tough on the offence. According to new research by the Scottish Conservatives, just one of … Continue reading


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SNP fails to increase childcare provision

27 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Overall capacity in early learning and childcare (ELC) services has fallen, parents continue to struggle to find flexible childcare options and the most deprived households have far fewer options for childcare according to a new report published today. The latest … Continue reading


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Domestic abuse cases rise by 2 a day in Scotland

27 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

An additional two cases of domestic abuse were recorded every day by police in Scotland last year, new figures have revealed. It means there are now 163 incidents each day, a one per cent increase on 2016/17. The rise coincided … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives unveil new strategy to reduce drug deaths

27 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A “second chance” plan for drug users and a target to slash drug deaths in half are at the centre of a new drugs strategy unveiled by the Scottish Conservatives today. The strategy also backs a review of the SNP … Continue reading


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SNP’s ‘power fail’ on fishing rights

26 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s failure to back greater sovereignty on fishing rights as outlined in the new EU-UK agreement is a “power fail”, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation last week said the declaration gave the UK “the power … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservative proposal to improve pet welfare will now become law

26 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A Scottish Conservative MSP has secured greater protection for pets and their owners, as the Scottish Government confirms it will implement his parliamentary bill to improve pet welfare. The Scottish Government has written to Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative Lothians MSP, … Continue reading


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Step forward for campaign to change law on pet theft

26 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Plans for a change in the law to introduce tougher penalties for pet theft have taken another step forward. Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson has campaigned to amend existing legislation to recognise the status and importance that pets have within … Continue reading


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Cross-party call for inquiry into events that led to the death of Craig McClelland

24 Nov 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

MSPs have made a cross-party plea for a full independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Craig McClelland in July 2017. The request has been made in a letter sent to the Justice Secretary, Humza Yousaf, and signed … Continue reading