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1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Mr Bowie said a similar celebration had proved a great success when the new roadbridge over the Forth was finished.

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 will be the 17th such tour that Mr Stevenson has undertaken

MSP Stevenson hits the road

Banffrshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has announced details of his forthcoming surgery tour of local communities which kicks-off on 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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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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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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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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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson arrives via helicopter.

Davidson in flying visit to Banff and Buchan

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson hit the campaign trail in Banff and Buchan today as part of a whistle-stop helicopter tour of key battleground seats.

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Cllr Peter Argyle says causing alarm to parents and communities, should be seen for what it is; a cynical ploy to distract from the real questions in this election

SNP scare-mongering rejected

Aberdeenshire Council's Liberal Democrat Group Leader has said the SNP is 'scaremongering' over claims that rural schools are to close.

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Eilidh Whiteford says iIn rural Aberdeenshire, where schools have closed, the community has paid a heavy price.

Tory threat to rural schools in Banff and Buchan says SNP

The SNP says the future of rural schools in Banff and Buchan could be under threat as a Tory-led coalition at Aberdeenshire Council revealed plans for a review.
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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Bosses at some of the biggest employers in the region have endorsed the former Banff Academy and Macduff Primary School pupil.

Leading businessmen give backing to Duguid

Leading businessmen in Banff and Buchan have thrown their weight behind Scottish Conservative candidate David Duguid’s campaign in the general election.

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Nicola Stuargeon and Eilidh Whiteford are pictured with staff and volunteers at the Here for You Centre in Fraserburgh.

FM joins Whiteford in Fraserburgh on campaign trail

Banff and Buchan SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford was joined on the campaign trail in Fraserburgh by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday.

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