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Peter Chapman MSP quits front bench role over shares 'oversight'

North East MSP Peter Chapman has resigned from his front bench role at Holyrood after it emerged he used his position to lobby on behalf of a firm he owns shares in.
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MP gets hands-on role with the posties

MP gets hands-on role with the posties

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined a local postman on his delivery round in Fraserburgh last week.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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Stewart Stevenson MSP

Withdrawal Bill amendments leave Scottish fishing exposed

The amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill tabled this week at Westminster expose the Scottish fishing industry to further betrayal by the Tories, according to the SNP.

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Andrew Bowie MP

NE MP says EU fishing moves "unacceptable" after Brexit

An EU ploy to access British fishing waters after Brexit is “unacceptable”, the MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine has blasted.

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North East region MSP Peter Chapman has challenged Shona Robison on waiting times at NHS Grampian.

Minister asked to 'apologise' over NHS waiting times

The SNP health minister has been asked to “apologise” to people in the North East due to lengthy waiting times for hospital treatment.

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Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid and north-east MSP Peter Chapman

MP and MSP meet residents at site of landslip

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid and north-east MSP Peter Chapman visited the site of the Gardenstown landslip yesterday in response to concerns from residents about the length of time they face being “cut off”.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Education Secretary John Swinney

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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Mr Stevenson said he was delighted at the decision

MSP welcomes UK Supreme Court ruling on alcohol

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the UK Supreme Court ruling allowing Scotland to set a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland.

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Mr Duguid argued that poor digital infrastructure in the area is hampering growth and slowing efforts to regenerate coastal towns and villages.

Broadband focus of MP's maiden speech

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has used his maiden speech to ask why an area so rich with industry and entrepreneurs is saddled with “one of the slowest broadband speeds in the country”.

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Foreign trade will benefit NE says MP

Foreign trade will benefit NE says MP

International trade with developing countries will benefit the north east of Scotland, according to a local MP.

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Eilidh Whitefor, the former SNP MP for Banff & Buchan, successfully led the Bill through to Royal Assent.

Advisors turn up pressure over Istanbul Convention

The group of experts that helped devise important legislation that could improve the lives of thousands of women and girls across the country have released a joint statement calling for swift action from the UK Government.

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Gillian Martin MSP says the voices of this community cannot simply be left to the wayside by the UK Government

Gove accused of ignoring letters on farming post-Brexit

Two North-East MSPs have accused the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of twice ignoring a letter sent calling for assurances for farmers in future post-Brexit trade deals.

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Council officers Audrey Hendry, Iain Bell and Margaret Kahn are pictured with Stephen MacGregor from the Scottish Government, Skene School head teacher Amanda Hampton and Jackie Bird who presented the award.

Award for recruitment scheme

An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

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Ross Thomson MP says the petition is a clear sign  once again  that people do not want to go back to the division of 2014.

‘No to indyref2’ petition to be debated at Westminster

A petition against a second Scottish independence referendum is to be debated at Westminster next month after more than 200,000 people signed it.

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Multiple occupancy plan for former children’s home denied

A rumour about the building which previously housed Scalloway Park Children’s home has been firmly denied by Aberdeenshire Council.

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