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SNP op out of tax cuts for Scotland

Thanks to the UK Government, basic rate taxpayers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales will pay £1,205 less tax in 2019/20 than they did in 2010/11, when the Conservatives came to power.

Rural GPs are desperate about new contract

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health about growing disquiet among rural GPs over the SNP Government’s controversial new GP contract.

He told Jeane Freeman that over 9 in 10 GPs would reject the contract if they had the chance.

Pavements in dangerous state of disrepair

I was back in Bowmore again today to listen to local resident's concerns about the terrible condition of local pavements and roads, the condition of which looks absolutely shocking and are in a dangerous state of disrepair.

Tarbert flooding bad for business

I had another very successful surgery in Tarbert today where I had the opportunity to catch up with many of my constituents.

Cancelled operations rose by nearly 20% in the last year

Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has expressed concern after learning that cancelled operations in the NHS Highland area rose by nearly 20% in the last year.

Between 2017 and 2018 the number of cancelled operations went up from 1,670 to 1,963.

Postponement of A83 taskforce meeting is “unbelievable”

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has described a decision by Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, to postpone a  meeting of the A83 taskforce by more than two months as “unbelievable”.

Scottish Government must improve Police visibility in Argyll

Highlands and Islands Scottish Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has said that the public visibility of the Police in Argyll has drastically declined following the “botched” centralisation of Police Scotland by the SNP Scottish Government.