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SNP’s one-size-fits-all approach holding our poorest communities back

31 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s top-down, one-size-fits-all approach is holding our poorest communities back, the Scottish Conservatives said today. In the latest Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), West Dunbartonshire, Midlothian, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire have the largest increase in deprivation. The … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Sturgeon agrees to demands to remove PLOs from committees

31 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Government ministerial aides will no longer sit on the committees that scrutinise their ministers, after Nicola Sturgeon agreed to demands to remove them. Serious concerns were raised after the SNP announced that several Parliamentary Liaison Officers (PLOs) would be … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Labour in chaos over second independence referendum

31 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Labour are in chaos over a second independence referendum, the Scottish Conservatives said today. This morning, Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith said he would not oppose a second Scottish independence referendum. Mr Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership … Continue reading


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Thousands of children aged 0-5 having teeth extracted every year

29 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of children aged five and under are having teeth removed in Scotland every year. Statistics released following a Parliamentary Question from Scottish Conservative Public Health Spokesman, Miles Briggs MSP, revealed that 4,290 children aged five and under had to … Continue reading


1 in 5 GPs considering retirement over next decade

28 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nearly one in five GPs will be considering retirement over the next decade, prompting fresh concerns over recruitment. Analysis by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed 17.5 per cent of the local doctor workforce is aged 55 or over, compared to … Continue reading


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The SNP has a choice – to be Scotland’s builders or Scotland’s wreckers

28 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling on Nicola Sturgeon to ditch her independence referendum campaign this week – or risk becoming Scotland’s “wreckers”. The SNP has said it plans to launch an un-wanted campaign for independence before the Scottish Parliament returns … Continue reading


Ian Duncan

SNP must work with UK Government to secure best Brexit deal for fishermen

26 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must work in partnership with the UK Government to secure the best outcome for the fishing industry from upcoming Brexit negotiations, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. Senior party figures were speaking after a meeting in Peterhead with … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Strongest hint yet the SNP will drop 1000 extra police pledge

26 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has issued its strongest hint yet it will reverse its pledge for 1000 extra police officers in Scotland. In a response to  a question by Scottish Conservative MSP John Lamont, justice secretary Michael Matheson said “no conclusions have … Continue reading