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Jardine wants to talk to Gove about Brexit

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Christine Jardine, MP for Edinburgh West, has asked to take up the offer from Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove to discuss the potential economic impact of Brexit on Scotland’s economy and position within the UK. It...

Welcome funding for Murrayfield Ice Rink

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, has welcomed the release of Scottish Government funding for Murrayfield Ice Rink.The ice rink will share in the £2 million funding for ice hockey and ice...

MP offers to help bank find a location in Corstorphine for mobile banking

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine, has offered to help TSB to find a location in Corstorphine for their mobile banking advisor, following the closure of  branches in the city.Ms Jardine’s offer came at a...

Jardine to hold business drop in sessions this week

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Christine Jardine MP, is to host virtual meetings with groups and businesses in her constituency to discuss their concerns about the impact of Covid-19 and local restrictions on their business.  The Liberal Democrat’s Economy,...

Supermarkets should allow online donations

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Christine Jardine MP has called for all UK supermarkets to offer online donation facilities for people who want to help food banks supporting the most vulnerable.Most supermarkets have in-store food bank donations points but...

Jardine queries Edinburgh’s Covid-19 status

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, has called on The Scottish Government to publish evidence of why Edinburgh and the Lothians are remaining in Level Three to explain to communities why the...

Extension to furlough welcomed – but should go further

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Following the Chancellor's announcement this morning that the UK Government furlough scheme will be extended until March, politicians have reacted in a variety of ways.Chancello, Rishi Sunak, said: “The furlough scheme was designed and...

Liberal Democrats push their conference policy on income

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The UK needs the new Beveridge style vision for the Covid crisis which Universal Basic income would provide according to the Liberal Democrats.Christine Jardine MP for Edinburgh West and Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson...

Jardine calls for an extension to furlough

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Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson has called on the UK Government to extend the furlough scheme “for the struggling tourism sector” until the end of June 2021, and for the Scottish Government to...

Jardine calls for assurance on jobs and furlough

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Edinburgh West MP and Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said the latest announcement of redundancies in the aviation industry is further evidence of the need for furlough to continue and called for...

Waspi age ruling could be a setback

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A Court of Appeal decision to reject calls for women’s pension age changes to be reversed has been described by Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine as a setback to thousands of women in the city...

Criticism for Scottish Government’s decision on Edinburgh’s Low Emission Zone

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Christine Jardine MP has criticised the Scottish Government’s decision to delay a low emission zone in Scotland’s capital until May 2022 as ‘far too late’.It follows the SNP Government decision to hold back...

Jardine holding outdoor surgeries

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The Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, is to host a series of outdoor meetings and surgeries to broaden access for constituents during the pandemic.She will also meet local charities and businesses...

Health and social care staff deserve a pay rise now

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, is demanding that the UK Government introduce a ‘real pay rise now’ in recognition of their work on the frontline throughout the coronavirus crisis.The UK Government...

Edinburgh West MP to meet with Scotland minister over airport jobs

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Christine Jardine MP, will have the opportunity to discuss what steps the Government is taking to support Edinburgh Airport, following her question in the House of Commons this morning.She will now meet with Iain...

Jardine calls for Cummings’ resignation

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has written to the Prime Minister urging him to reconsider his support for aide, Dominic Cummings. In the letter, Ms Jardine urges the Prime Minister to reconsider his position and...

Jardine calls for diversity in judiciary

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Jardine marks Lady Hale’s retirement by calling for greater diversity.The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for action to tackle the lack of gender balance in Scotland’s justice system.It follows a freedom of information request...

Edinburgh West MP asks Scottish Secretary of State to speak up about parliamentary rhetoric

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Jardine writes to Scottish Secretary over “violent and divisive” rhetoricLiberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has today written to the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, challenging him to speak out against...

Making the case for LEZ extension

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called on the City of Edinburgh Council to look at the facts and extend any low emissions zone into the west of the city.Transport data firm Inrix has...

Jardine congratulates forestry prize winner

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Christine Jardine, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, joined her constituent David Pelly, to celebrate his success in a writing competition to highlight the vital role trees can play in a sustainable future society.David...
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MP calls for urgent debate on medical cannabis

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today called for an urgent debate to be held in the House of Commons over the rigid guidelines governing the prescription of medical cannabis.After pressure from campaigners and...

MP joins pupils learning about underage drinking

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MSP Christine Jardine last week joined pupils at Craigmount High School in Corstorphine to learn of the risks of underage drinking. This was cloaked in 'Smashed' which is a play about a group of friends...

Jardine welcomes Pinkhill planning refusal

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Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government Reporter to reject planning permission for a 5 storey apartment development in Pinkhill.  Ms Jardine, along with Lib Dem...

Plastic free parliament would be welcomed by Edinburgh West MP

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has today welcomed the UK Parliament's commitment to try and eliminate avoidable single-use plastic by 2019.In October, non-recyclable disposable catering items such as straws, take-away boxes, coffee cups and cutlery will be switched...

Jardine issues warning about HMRC Scam

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Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, Christine Jardine, has warned constituents to be careful of scam calls, claiming to be from HMRC.Bogus callers have been advising constituents that they are due sums of unpaid...

Jardine disappointed at news from Edinburgh Airport

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Today Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has expressed her disappointment at the news that Edinburgh Airport will not introduce an offset or curved approach for landing aircraft. The solution had been put forward in an effort to reduce the impact...

Edinburgh West MP backs campaign to ‘Make Blood Cancer Visible’

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Christine Jardine MP has backed a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer and put it at the forefront of cancer plans.   Ms Jardine attended an event held by blood cancer research charity Bloodwise  to...

Asthma sufferer endorses clean air campaign

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A clean air campaign launched by Edinburgh West Lib Dems has been endorsed by a local resident suffering from severe asthma. Christine Jardine MP and Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP met with constituent Karen Bruce who lives on St John’s Road....

Jardine welcomes baby home after Iraq ordeal

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Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine recentlywelcomed home a baby girl who was trapped in war-torn Iraq while waiting months for her British passport.For more than a year, the MP for Edinburgh West has been fighting the corner...

Edinburgh West MP welcomes announcement on medicinal cannabis

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Christine Jardine MP said today that there must be no further delays in getting cannabis-based medicines to those who need them, as the Home Secretary announced that from the autumn, specialist doctors will be...

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