Holyrood News

NHS has suffered lost decade under SNP

The SNP Government must urgently press ahead with key NHS reforms in the wake of today’s damning report into its failure to manage the health service.

Lindhurst questions blanket 20mph roll-out

Gordon Lindhurst, Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP for the Lothian region, has today raised questions about the effectiveness and design of blanket 20-mile per hour speed limit schemes, one of which is currently being implemented in Edinburgh and by January 2018 will have been rolled out ac

SNP backs down on PLO committee roles

Scottish Conservatives have today won a victory for common sense and effective scrutiny at Holyrood after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recognised a clear conflict of interest in some of her MSPs committee memberships alongside jobs as Parliamentary Liaison Officers (PLOs).

Named Person scheme ruled unlawful

The SNP’s hated named person scheme has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court. The UK’s most senior judges said this morning that the legislation breached rights to privacy and a family life. It signals a major victory for campaigners, who have joined the Scottish Conservatives in opposing the policy from the outset.

Briggs raises motorbike thefts in Lothian with Justice Secretary

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is raising concerns about a spike in motorcycle theft in Lothian with the Justice Secretary and Police Scotland. Motorbike owners and enthusiasts have contacted Miles to flag up their frustration and anger at the spate of recent thefts.