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Alison Simpson

Blog

  • Climate Emergency
    Article: Apr 4, 2021

    The world is on the brink of irreparable damage.

    Decisions made over the course of the next ten years - probably less - will either make or break our planet.

    The climate emergency is beyond dispute.

    2020 began with apocalyptic wildfires in Australia, declared amongst the "worst wildlife disasters in modern history".

  • mental health
    Article: Apr 4, 2021

    It's incredibly important we increase the number of clinicians in mental health - psychiatrists and psychologists - but there's another workforce that can make it easier to access help in communities.

    Mental Health Counsellors are able to tackle many of the lower level mental health issues that people experience. They can be trained quickly, which is why they can be so useful to the NHS as we put recovery first.

  • Alison Simpson at St Fergus
    Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Banffshire and Buchan Coast does not currently do well out of its elected parliamentary representatives . Whether one-trick Brexiteers or one-track Nationalists, these are, first and foremost, loyal footsoldiers of a Leadership whose concern is elsewhere, whether in the heartlands of England or Scotland's central belt.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Jan 19, 2021
  • Article: Nov 18, 2020
    By Alison Simpson

    We face a crisis. Many, many, more of us are heading into old age, or caring for those who are. There's more to worry about than a few wrinkles…

    Folk who all their lives have worked and contributed (in the broadest sense) to our society deserve good choices when we become frail and vulnerable.

    COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the system - how we address both the need for strong support at home, and arrangements for respite and long term care.

  • Article: Oct 10, 2020

    Whether you have ever voted Liberal Democrat or not, most of us do. We live in a liberal democracy. To suggest there is no room for a genuinely liberal party poses worrying questions about where we are heading. Philosophy apart, there are urgent and relevant reasons why a strong Liberal Democrat presence in our politics is needed.