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Meeting to be held amid Power Station concern

Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford is to meet with energy bosses to discuss the future of Peterhead Power Station.

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Councillors Stephen Smith and Stuart Pratt have been reselected by SNP members within the Ward

SNP announce candidates for local election

The Scottish National Party has announced the two candidates it will be fielding in the Peterhead South & Cruden ward of Aberdeenshire Council.

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Colin and Anne are hoping to be local champions for their communities after the elections in May

Local couple to stand in May election

A couple from Mintlaw have been selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidates in the forthcoming local elections on May 4.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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North East MSP Peter Chapman at the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party conference

MSP hears of hidden fire dangers in children’s rooms

North East Region MSP Peter Chapman was given some fire safety tips from the Electrical Safety First charity at the recent Scottish Conservative and Unionist party conference.

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Dr Eilidh Whiteford

MP to discuss impact of women against violence bill

SNP MP for Banff and Buchan Dr Eilidh Whiteford will return to the North East later this week to talk about her work at Westminster to pass a bill working to protect women against violence.

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Georgia Skinner of Peterhead; Olive Sharpe of Rosehearty and Ethel Risi of Fraserburgh with Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP

MP backs campaign by women against rise in pension age

North East women affected by the rise in pension age have visited parliament to put pressure on the government to look again at the changes.

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Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has admitted its failure to meet fuel poverty targets set for the end of 2016 as figures show that around a third on households still struggle to pay their heating bills, according to a North-east MSP.

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Gillian Martin MSP

MSP welcomes £16.2million funding boost for NHS Grampian

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed plans to invest more than £16million in the coming financial year for NHS Grampian.

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Election candidate hears hopes for sport

Election candidate hears hopes for sport

A local Sanshou champion met with the Conservative candidate for Peterhead South and Cruden to discuss his hopes for an indoor sports facility in the Blue Toon.

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A group of care experienced young people from Aberdeenshire met the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at the Scottish Parliament

Group take their message to Holyrood

A group of care experienced young people from Aberdeenshire met the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at the Scottish Parliament last week.

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Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP with campaigners and MPs after the vote

Majority for landmark law

A landmark law to tackle violence against women passed its Third Reading in the House of Commons on Friday with an overwhelming majority of 138 in favour to just 1 against.

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Actress Emma Watson

Actress backs MP's Private Member’s Bill

Actress Emma Watson has written to all MPs urging them to attend the final stages of Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP’s Private Member’s Bill, more commonly known as the Istanbul Convention Bill.
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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Eilidh Whiteford, Stephen Smith, Stuart Pratt, Fiona MacRae, Anne Allan, Alex Salmond and Richard Thomson

SNP announce Peterhead candidates

The Peterhead SNP branch has confirmed its preferred candidates for the upcoming local council elections in May.

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Ross Thomson with Jimmy Buchan, business manager of the Scottish Seafood Association and Score Group (Europe) Managing Director Conrad Ritchie

MSP gets down to business in Peterhead

Brexit and business rates were on the agenda as a North East MSP visited industry leaders in Peterhead recently.

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Aberdeenshire Council

Council agrees its budget for year ahead

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million.

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This picture from the 1987 election night shows Eilidh Whiteford with Alex and Moira Salmond

Salmond and Whiteford to attend Peterhead event

SNP Peterhead will host an Aberdeenshire Council manifesto evening at the Albert Hotel in Peterhead this Thursday (February 16).
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