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Anne Bell shows Willie Rennie MSP around Peterhead Harbour

Ann Bell shows Willie Rennie MSP around Peterhead Harbour

Welcome to Banffshire and Buchan Coast Liberal Democrats web site. Designed to keep you up-to-date with local events as well as what's happening nationwide. Contact us now if you would like to join the local Better Together campaign.

As part of the UK Government the Liberal Democrats are now the only party that can deliver social justice in coalition with the Conservatives. We will continue to work toward a fairer Britain.

"We will work towards delivering a fairer society that the Labour Party and the Conservative Party have failed to deliver when previously in government on their own during the past 50+ years. We will work hard re-build a stable, green economy for each and every one of us. We will reform politics so that every person and every vote counts. Fairness will be our aim in all that we do as we seek to provide a stable government that serves the whole of the UK."

"You can find out more, including how to keep in touch or join the Liberal Democrats, on this site."

Recent updates

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    A man desperate to get back into work has blasted the benefits system after his money was docked when he admitted that he helped his dyslexic brother with his reading.

    Michael Droushiotis from Mansfield Woodhouse was left gobsmacked after his Job Seekers' Allowance and his housing benefit was slashed to virtually nothing after telling the JobCentre about him assisting his sibling.

  • Article: Oct 30, 2014

    Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, has warned the SNP government is chronically underfunding NHS Grampian after an Audit Scotland report, published today, shows the healthboard was short-changed by £39.9 million in 2013/14.

    The report revealed the extent of financial and demographic pressures facing struggling health boards. It also urged the Scottish Government to review current financial and performance targets for the NHS in order to ensure its own flagship 2020 Vision policy can be met. A planned 0.9 per cent real terms reduction to the overall health budget in the next two years and budget restraints which prevent longer term planning were noted as sources of increasing strain on Scotland's health service.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    The country's leading disabled-led theatre group has had to cancel international work, while its artistic director now fears for her career, because of cuts and delays in dealing with applications to the government's Access to Work (AtW) scheme.

    The problems faced by Graeae Theatre Company - which could see cuts of £125,000 to its annual AtW funding - are just the latest in a string of concerns raised by Deaf and disabled people about the way the programme is run and funded.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014

    The most important thing we can do as an organisation is to hear first-hand from those we support. That's why Brandon Trust launched its first annual 100 Voices conference four years ago, bringing together as many of the people we support as possible.

    Over those years we have discussed some of the most pressing issues they face; such as accessing transport, securing meaningful employment and the ugly but undeniably pressing issue of hate and mate crime.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2014
    In southportlibdems.org.uk

    HSBC Customer Theresa Smith has complained that the closure of local bank branches is making it harder for disabled citizens particularly wheelchair users.

    In Birkdale Theresa , a Thalidomider fought many years ago to persuade the bank to install ramp access but now the branch is to close with customers re-directed to Lord St - a conservation areas where a ramp will not get planning permission.

  • Article: Oct 28, 2014

    The largest mental health facility in Europe for young people will be built in Northampton after St Andrew's Hospital was given planning permission for the new building.

    The centre, which will cost £45 million, will care for young people with mental illness, autism and learning difficulties. Work is expected to start later this year.

  • Article: Oct 28, 2014

    1,200 people with a learning disability are dying prematurely in our health service every single year. This is a scandal that must be stopped.

    In the run up to the 2015 General Election, health care and the future of the NHS will be a hot topic of debate. Mencap wants to make sure that health care for people with a learning disability is part of this debate, so the next Government gets the message that they must take action to stop people dying avoidably.

  • Article: Oct 28, 2014

    Local MP, Mark Hunter, has today agreed to become an 'Arthritis Champion', supporting Arthritis Research UK in their efforts to find a cure for arthritis while calling for policy change to prevent its onset and transform the lives of people that have musculoskeletal conditions.

    Musculoskeletal conditions include osteoarthritis, back pain and osteoporosis. People with these conditions often experience a great deal of pain and a loss of mobility. Over 10 million people in the UK have a musculoskeletal condition.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have said that a crucial report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into armed policing has uncovered a systematic failue by Police Scotland to communicate the fundamental change in policy to people across Scotland.

    The report, published today, agreed with the Chief Constable's proposals for armed officers only to attend incidents involving firearms or a threat to a life. This followed concerns from local communities who had learnt through newspaper reports that armed officers were attending routine duties and overtly carrying sidearms.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2014

    North East Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes today encouraged Scots to have their say on further powers for the Scottish Parliament as the deadline for members of the public to submit their views to the Smith Commission approaches.

    Political representatives to the Smith Commission will meet for the second time this week and the public have until 5pm this Friday (31 October) to make submissions to Lord Smith as work to reach agreement on further powers continues.