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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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Alex Salmond says the new Tory-led administration is coming after our rural schools.

'Hands-of' our education budget' says Salmond

The SNP says a shock new Tory/Liberal threat to rural school provision has emerged since the outcome of the local election, and Alex Salmond and Stuart Donaldson have stood up for rural schools against Tory-Liberal opportunism.

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The SNP are desperately trying to keep the fishermen onside, but in doing so, are presenting a chaotic and untenable position on Europe," says Peter Chapman.

SNP "misleading" fishermen on EU policy

The SNP is “misleading” fishermen, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed, after the Rural Economy Secretary publicly contradicted the party’s long-standing position on membership of the EU and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

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The five SNP candidates for the North East are supporting the move which will call for more access to deal with mobile coverage not-spots

Team North East: Candidates give backing to mobile ‘not spots’ summit

SNP General Election candidates in the North East have backed a call by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to deal with mobile ‘not spots’ across the region.

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Eilidh Whiteford saysTheresa May's plan to force older people to pay for social care out of the value of their homes has backfired spectacularly.

Tories slammed for sudden backtrack on social care

The Tories have been slammed for backtracking on their proposed changes to social care  just four days after announcing them.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Eilidh Whiteford saysthe SNP is the only party that will always stand up for Scotlands fishing industry

SNP calls for Davidson to answer six questions on fishing

The political row over fishing and Brexit has escalated further, with the SNP calling on Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson to answer six questions on the future of fishing post-Brexit.

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Bertie Armstrong is asking voters to press candidates to sign the SFF pledge and back the industry

Election candidates in coastal communities urged to support exit from CFP

The UK fishing industry is challenging General Election candidates in our coastal communities to pledge their support for restoring control of UK waters.

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LibDem Candidate for Banff & Buchan, Galen Milne, with his General Election campaign team.

Galen Milne adopted by Banff and Buchan Liberal Democrats

Galen Milne has been formally adopted as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Banff and Buchan.

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader

Shire Lib Dems elect new leader

The Liberal Democrat group on Aberdeenshire Council has a new leader.

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