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Ann Bell visits Macduff Marine Aquarium

Ann Bell MBE visits Macduff Marine Aquarium

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.

TROUP District council by-election on the 27th November 2014

Contact us now if you would like to help Ann Bell MBE in her local election campaign in the TROUP ward.

•Ann Bell will take time to listen to local people about personal concerns and local community issues.

•Ann Bell is hard-working and has the ability to deliver a better deal for all our local communities.

•Ann Bell knows our area very well. She will use her extensive EU, international and national network of contacts plus knowledge of the EU system in fishing, rural, maritime and funding rules to ensure the maximum benefit for our area.

Ann Bell hears our concerns and believes -

•The regeneration of Macduff is both short term and long term. Ann feels the rejuvenation of our towns and villages can start immediately with the support of the community, the private sector, plus local and national Government;

• We require a coordinated approach to marketing and better signage of all our great coastal communities and all they have to offer tourism;

• We need to consider lowering the speed limit through New Aberdour;

• Lack of adequate transport is major impediment to development of our rural communities;

• Mobile phone coverage and slow broadband needs to be properly addressed;

• The coastal erosion from Sandhaven to Macduff needs to be remedied with a programme of work.

Ann Bell will put all of our local communities FIRST so please support her on the 27th November.

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

  • Event: November 17, 2014 10:00 PM - November 27, 2014 10:10 PM

    A by-election will be held in the TROUP district ward of Aberdeenshire council on Thursday the 27th November. Our candidate is Ann Bell MBE. If you would like to help Ann in any way please contact us as soon as possible.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has announced that £1.2m will be invested in projects to support adults with autism.

    42 pioneering projects across the country will benefit from their share of the funding, as part of the government's drive to improve care for people with autism.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2014

    The government is writing to a string of high street chains urging them to improve after a BBC London investigation revealed a "depressing" failure to accommodate disabled people.

    Two researchers, one blind, one a wheelchair-user, documented their daily travails with pinhole cameras.

    Some of the UK's top chains failed to provide ramps - while five cabs refused to take a guide dog.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2014

    Speech from leader of the Scottish Liberal Democats Willie Rennie MSP to Scottish Liberal Democrat conference in Dunfermline:

    Thank you to everyone who sent kind wishes following my period of absence from the political stage. I was undergoing an operation to replace a mangled disc in my neck.

    It was an emergency, not for any medical reasons, but because our campaign director Adam Stachura said it was hindering my canvassing technique.

  • Article: Nov 22, 2014

    Speech from Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, to Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Dunfermline:

    Good morning, conference.

    I want to start this morning by doing something that we should probably do more often.

    I want to say thank you.

    I want to thank you for all the doors you knocked, leaflets you delivered, the street stalls you staffed, the telephone calls you made, the posters you put and put up again when they were taken down, and again...

  • Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has laid down the gauntlet to new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to demonstrate that she will walk liberal following Kenny MacAskill being ousted from the role of Justice Secretary in today's Scottish Government reshuffle.

    The outgoing justice secretary was responsible for a host of controversial laws, closures and cuts to Scotland's justice system.

  • Article: Nov 20, 2014

    18 November 2014


    Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (LD): The current drink-drive limit was set in 1965. Since then, I am glad to say, perceptions have changed. Public and scientific understanding of the risks has increased dramatically. However, for many folk there is still some confusion as to what the existing limit allows. Is it a pint or a glass of wine? What constitutes a unit, and how many can someone have and still drive legally?

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for South Scotland, has today secured praise from Health Secretary Alex Neil for the work of the Borders Deaf and Hard of Hearing Network.

    The MSP raised the work of Jean Proudfoot and her team during Question Time today (Wednesday 19th).

    Mr Hume said:

    "What Jean Proudfoot and her team are doing on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing patients across the Borders is fantastic stuff.

  • Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have urged the new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to sack Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill from her cabinet following a tenure which has been nothing short of a disaster for communities in Scotland.

    Ahead of Nicola Sturgeon's expected appointment to the First Minister post tomorrow, Scottish Liberal Democrats have published a list of controversial laws, closures and cuts affecting the justice system during Kenny MacAskill's time in office. Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes today said that Nicola Sturgeon should take the opportunity to end the seven years of bad luck for local communities by dismissing the Justice Secretary.

  • Article: Nov 18, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have welcomed long overdue measures announced by the Scottish Government today to improve the nutritional value of food in Scotland's hospitals.

    The Health Secretary today announced that a consultation will take place on whether nutritional standards should be placed on a statutory footing, that extra funding will be made available to improve food standards and improved standards and inspections will be announced in the new year.