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In this section you can find all Kezia’s latest speeches, articles and personal blogs on her work as an MSP for the Lothian Region.

Care services in Edinburgh

One year on from a damning investigation into care services in the city, it’s clear that not enough progress has been made. It’s deeply concerning that older people and their carers are still not receiving the support they need. Edinburgh is in the grip of a social...

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DUGDALE PRAISES ERI STAFF FOR A&E TURNAROUND

NEWS FROM KEZIA DUGDALE MSP EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE DUGDALE PRAISES ERI STAFF FOR A&E TURNAROUND There has been a dramatic turnaround in waiting time performance at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, new figures have revealed. While national targets are still not being met, 91...

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Freedom of Information: a case study

By Kezia Dugdale MSP This is a blog about the Freedom of Information Act, a grieving family, and our frustrating fight to get answers from Scotland's public authorities. Last December, I was approached by Kevin Woodburn, whose son Shaun was tragically killed in...

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EDINBURGH’S DELAYED DICHARGE CRISIS DEEPENS

NEWS FROM KEZIA DUGDALE MSP EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE EDINBURGH’S DELAYED DICHARGE CRISIS DEEPENS Nearly 8,000 hospital bed days were lost in Edinburgh in September as a result of a growing delayed discharge crisis. The capital had by far the largest number of patients stuck...

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Tories must explain what public services they would cut

Tory tax cuts for the richest Scots would cost up to £410million, independent research has revealed. Scottish Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale has challenged Conservative MSPs to explain which public services they would cut to pay for raising the higher rate income tax...

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