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MP calls for open day on completed AWPR

A North East MP has called for the Aberdeen bypass to be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists for a day before it opens to traffic to emulate an event to mark the completion of the Queensferry Crossing.

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The politicians support comes after she put forward a joint resolution to the SNPs National Council last year.

MSP backs Labour's calls to help end period poverty in Scotland

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has backed Scottish Labour’s bid to bring legislation in parliament which could help end period poverty in Scotland.

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Stewart Stevenson MSP with his Mobile Office being welcomed to Whitehills by local councillor Glen Reynolds.

Stevenson completes successful surgery tour

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson completed his annual surgery tour last week, clocking-up nearly 40 surgeries in communities across the constituency.

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Alex Salmond says Donald Trump's opposition to independence should seal the deal for the SNP

Salmond brands Trump a 'complete and utter nincompoop'

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has branded US President Donald Trump 'a complete and utter nincompoop' after he suggested that Scottish independence would be 'terrible'.

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This year's surgery tour will cover 37 communities from Rothiemay in the far west to Boddam at the south-eastern end of the constituency and inland to Aberchirder, New Byth and Memsie.

Stevenson to head off on 17th surgery tour

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has announced details of his forthcoming surgery tour of local communities which commences on Tuesday, August 8.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin fears Brexit is going to be incredibly damaging to the North Sea oil and gas industry.

North-east politicians in plea after damning Brexit report

North East politicians have called on Tory MPs to ensure the region is protected after it was revealed Aberdeen’s economy could take the biggest hit from both a hard or soft Brexit.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin said she met with Humza Yousaf last year to discuss the very issue of transport links

North-east politicans slam 'cheap shot' by MSP

North East politicians have branded claims by a Lib Dem MSP regarding future proposals for a Buchan Railway link as a “cheap shot”.

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Mr Rumbles' comments follows the revelation that the Scottish Government has no plans to re-open rail links between Aberdeen and Peterhead.

"No plans" to re-open Buchan rail link claims MSP

North-east MSP Mike Rumbles has accused former First Minister Alex Salmond of making empty promises during the recent General Election.

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Easter Langlee Landfill Site near Galashiels.

Council cleared of cover-up and wasting public cash money charge

Scottish Borders Council did the right thing by scrapping a deal for a £21m waste transfer plant at Easter Langlee near Galashiels, even though the cost to the public purse was £2.4m, according to Audit Scotland.

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Stewart Stevenson has called on David Duguid and Douglas Ross to challenge any attempts at a naked power-grab on the devolved administrations by the Tories in Westminster

NE Tories must stand up for Scottish Parliament says MSP

SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is calling on MPs David Duguid and Douglas Ross to oppose the UK Tory government’s attempts to use the EU Repeal Bill to strip Holyrood of powers.

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Woodhill House in Aberdeen.

Education policy row over online comments

The leader of Aberdeenshire Council has urged councillors to work together instead of posting “inaccurate and misleading accusations” online.

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The politician has long been an advocate for ensuring more is done to tackle the issue in the North East and across Scotland.

MSP who called for further services backs period poverty scheme

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has backed the launch of a pilot scheme set-up to support low income households affected by period poverty.

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Ms Martin spoke at the second stage of the debate into the Seatbelts for School Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Seatbelt bill is extended

A bill by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin to ensure seatbelts are on all school transport Gillian Martin has passed its second stage at Holyrood.

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MP David Duguid, Scottish Secretary David Mundell and Chief Executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation Bertie Armstrong at Peterhead Fishmarket

Fishing leaders welcome Secretary of State for Scotland to Peterhead

Scottish Secretary David Mundell visited Peterhead this morning and re-iterated the industry's demand for a clean exit from the Common Fisheries Policy.
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Gillian Martin says it is incredibly important more is done to highlight the challenges our young people face in the digital age

MSP to highlight online safety after North-east incident

A North East politician will be joined by an MSYP tomorrow to talk about sexual harassment and bullying.

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Scottish Conservative David Duguid said the Tories were "in good shape" ahead of the Banff & Buchan announcement.

A night of shocks as Tories hit SNP with triple whammy

The usual bravado and confidence of the SNP was decidedly lacking on Thursday night as it quickly became apparent that things weren’t quite going to go their way.

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Andrew Bowie took the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine seat from the SNP's Stuart Donaldson.

MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford

General Election: Whiteford unsure of win

SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford has admitted that she thinks a win for the SNP in the Banff and Buchan constituency is “quite unlikely”.

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Scottish Conservative candidate for Banff and Buchan, David Duguid

General Election: Tories in "good shape"

Scottish Conservative candidate for Banff and Buchan, David Duguid, is here at the count.
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