Alex Cole-Hamilton

Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Waiting Times) 10 Oct 2019

    4. A year ago, the Scottish Government published its waiting times plan. It said that nothing that had happened before should count against its record now, and the Parliament swallowed that. Since then, accident and emergency targets have been missed every week—all summer, performance was worse than last year. There are more young people waiting more than a year for mental health treatment....
  • Scottish Parliament: National Health Service (Waiting Times) 10 Oct 2019

    I am sure that the comparison with other nations is cold comfort to people who are waiting, and those people are still waiting. In fact, the Government is not even meeting the one cancer target that it was meeting before the recovery plan any more. The reason why those people are not being seen is that there is nobody there to see them. In mental health, psychiatry vacancies hit crisis levels...
  • Scottish Parliament: No-deal Preparations 8 Oct 2019

    There is no Brexit deal that is better than the deal that we enjoy as members of the European Union. No deal will be devastating to all the people, across the whole of the United Kingdom, and we must do all that we can to stop it. Will the Deputy First Minister talk about the extent to which no-deal planning has led to the deprioritisation of other Government activity? How much Government...

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Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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