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Jackson Carlaw MSP

Huge rise in key NHS vacancies in past five years

1 Sep 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has overseen a huge rise in NHS vacancies in the past five years, new figures have revealed. More than eight per cent of consultant posts are now unfilled, compared to just 2.8 per cent in 2011. The … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

‘Centralising’ SNP overturns more than half of planning decisions

1 Sep 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

New figures have revealed the Scottish Government overrules local authorities more often than not when applicants take their planning permission appeals to ministers. So far this year, 77 of the 145 planning appeals have been “allowed” by the SNP, despite … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

SNP priority should be literacy not another referendum

30 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ensuring that every Scottish child can read and write should be the SNP’s target for 2020 – not another independence referendum, the Scottish Conservatives will argue this week. With the Scottish Parliament due to return to business, Ruth Davidson will … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Time to bring back local policing

28 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are today calling for a root and branch review of Police Scotland’s failed centralised structure in the wake of Sir Stephen House’s resignation. Currently, a single police force has led to the loss of community policing, closures of local … Continue reading


Statement on Sir Stephen House’s resignation

27 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Please see our line on the news that Police Scotland’s Sir Stephen House is resigning. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “With this resignation, Sir Stephen is clearly bowing to the inevitable. “His leadership has been a source of controversy … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth Davidson speech to Adam Smith Institute

25 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this evening. It seems to me that there is a rather long and – if I might say – inglorious tradition of Scottish politicians hanging speeches … Continue reading


Jamie McGrigor MSP

MSP Jamie McGrigor to stand down in 2016

20 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases

Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor has announced he is to stand down at the 2016 Holyrood elections. One of the few remaining MSPs who has served continuously since the Scottish Parliament was set up in 1999, he has decided to … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Bid to register 343k pieces of land has only processed 9 applications

20 Aug 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A Scottish Government scheme to formally register 343,000 pieces of publicly owned land by 2019 is “laughably” behind schedule – after it emerged only nine applications have been processed. Ministers demanded all public land was registered, with the scheme starting … Continue reading