Lib Dems surge in Euro election

Liberal Democrats in the North East are celebrating success in 23rd May's European Parliament election. North East Liberal Democrat Sheila Ritchie is now one of Scotland's six MEPs. Sheila is now one of a team of sixteen Liberal Democrat MEPs across the UK.

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City Lib Dems challenge council over Garden Tax

Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have stepped up their campaign against the introduction of a Garden Tax – a charge for emptying garden waste from residents’ brown wheelie bins – by challenging the council  to answer 23 separate questions about the new tax.

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'Tory plans for gap year deckhands insulting to fishermen' says Carmichael

Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, has criticised UK Government plans for skills shortages in the fishing industry to be filled by young people on gap years and branded it an “insult to the industry”.

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Swinson: Shared parental leave must be right from day one

The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, has today launched a bid to reform shared parental leave, including requiring the Government to make shared parental leave a day one right.

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North East used as a cash cow while local services wither on the vine

North East MSP Mike Rumbles today confronted the Scottish Government’s finance minister for allowing a decade of underfunding for vital local services to continue.

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City Council slashes road and pavement repair budgets

At Aberdeen City Council’s budget-setting meeting on 5th March, the Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors who control the city council slashed over half a million pounds from road and pavement repairs and maintenance budgets.

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Conservative, Labour and SNP councillors vote for Garden Tax

Aberdeen's Conservative, Labour and SNP councillors all voted earlier this week to impose a Garden Tax, an annual charge for collecting garden and other “green waste” from people’s brown bins.

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Aberdeen Lib Dem budget proposals focus on protecting vital services

At Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting on 5th March, Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors proposed protecting the city’s libraries, repairing crumbling roads and pavements and protecting community centres and community facilities.

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City Lib Dems propose investment in schools, roads and environment

Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors proposed investing in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment at Aberdeen City Council’s 2018/19 budget meeting.

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Broad Street safety concerns ignored

Aberdeen City Council has taken the decision to proceed with the “part pedestrianisation” of Broad Street despite strong opposition from people with sight and hearing loss and limited mobility, who had raised safety concerns.

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