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Douglas Ross

Sex crimes increase ‘alarming’

27 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of sexual crimes committed across Scotland has risen by more than 50 per cent over the past decade. Statistics published today by the Scottish Government revealed the “alarming” increase, despite the general trend of crime and offences committed … Continue reading


Peter Chapman

SNP have “turned their backs” on rural Scotland

27 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP have “turned their backs” on rural Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. Peter Chapman, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, said in a parliamentary debate that rural communities have been taken for granted by the … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

SNP’s ‘infantile’ objection to shale could damage economy and hit energy bills

27 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP should abandon its “infantile” objection to shale extraction, and help explore the potential for an economic boom for Scotland in the process. Speaking as the first shipment of US shale arrived in Grangemouth today, the Scottish Conservatives said … Continue reading


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One million NHS no shows since 2010

27 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than one million patients have failed to show for hospital appointments since 2010, research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed. New figures have shown that around one in 10 hospital appointments are recorded as a “did not attend” (DNA), … Continue reading


Douglas Ross

CPOs could fall into disrepute, Matheson warned in letter

25 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s community payback orders could “fall into disrepute” if they continue to be used as punishment for serious crimes like rape and child sexual assault. In a letter to justice secretary Michael Matheson, the Scottish Conservatives have urged him … Continue reading


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Corbyn election leaves Labour ‘hopelessly divided’

24 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Labour leader, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as leader of the Labour party. However, this is a result which will be greeted with utter dismay by thousands of … Continue reading


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Demand for urgent review after rapists handed community punishments

22 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must urgently review Community Payback Order sentencing, after it emerged rapists and child sex offenders are among those spared jail under the policy. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson urged the SNP to rethink the controversial approach, which … Continue reading


Ruth and Donald

Time to act on the most serious NHS crisis in years

21 Sep 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government is “sleepwalking” through the most serious NHS crisis to hit in years, the Scottish Conservatives will say in a debate today. Shadow health secretary Donald Cameron will use Scottish Conservative party business to lambast the SNP’s record … Continue reading