David May

Scottish Lib Dem Councillor for Montrose Learn more

Angus Primary 1 children BMI concerns

by davidmay on 29 September, 2016

It  is disappointing to read in a council report that one in four pupils in P1 Angus do not have a healthy BMI Body Mass Index and it is a real concern that this has increased in the last two years. The fact that a youngster at this age has an unhealthy BMI whether it […]

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  Hundreds of people joined the Liberal Democrats yesterday following the announcement that Jeremy Corbyn had been re-elected leader of the Labour party. Over the past week the Liberal Democrats have grown by over 1000 members taking membership to over 78,000 – the highest this century Over 300 of these members joined yesterday after Corbyn […]

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  The First Minister has been accused of “letting down” children in need of mental health treatment after figures showed some youngsters are waiting almost two years to access services. Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie pointed to the statistics as he questioned Nicola Sturgeon on why targets for those children to be treated with […]

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Cole-Hamilton: Action needed to avoid GP shortage

by davidmay on 20 September, 2016

  Given the GP shortages problems we have in Brechin I totally agree with Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP who has said that the Scottish Government must act to address Scotland’s GP crisis. The comments come following new warnings from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Dr Elaine McNaughton, a GP […]

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National Testing to be imposed by the Scottish Governemnt Next year The Scottish Government policy of moving towards standardised testing or as they effectively will be national tests, is in my view a very backward step as the policy was a dropped as a failure and was massively criticised when it was used. I can […]

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Recent Montrose area constituent issues

by davidmay on 19 September, 2016

In the last week or so I have been following up on issues raised by constituents in the Montrose area such as free compost no longer available at our recycling centre, a green bin not being collected, a leaking pipe which affects a close, the Borrowfield pond, Banners at the Ferryden roundabout and the Curly […]

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Teacher Numbers and Recruitment

by davidmay on 19 September, 2016

  It is welcome to see in Angus teacher numbers  that by comparison with this time last year we are in a far better position and the work done by the council director and her staff are to be commended as this had a positive effect in lessoning the shortage. However, it is still the […]

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The named person policy is in a mess

by davidmay on 19 September, 2016

There is no doubt that this is a Scottish Government disaster and one they did not need to get into as the system which we had previously was working well. It is clear that putting this into statute has caused real anguish and anxiety with staff who have worked the system so well in the […]

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T Cllr David May and Mike Rumbles MSP have called for urgent action to address the shortage of GPs in Angus and across the North East. Cllr May expressed his concern for the continuation of services such as the Brechin Health Centre if meaningful action is not taken by the Scottish Ministers. “I call on […]

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Great news about tidal power say Scottish Lib Dems

by davidmay on 12 September, 2016

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Liam McArthur today welcomed the unveiling of plans for the world’s largest free-stream tidal power array. The announcement of the MeyGen project from the Atlantis group follows Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation switching on its second turbine at Bluemull Sound off Shetland. In Orkney, Scotrenewables has begun testing its SR2000 device […]

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