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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 26, 2014

    Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has urged the new First Minister to set out a new agenda on mental health as she sets out her first Programme for Government tomorrow.

    At Scottish Liberal Democrat Autumn conference in Dunfermline this weekend, Mr Rennie revealed that Scottish Liberal Democrats are to call for a new law which would mandate the Scottish Government and Scotland's health service to ensure equal treatment of mental and physical ill health.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP today said that SNP ministers are doing police officers a disservice by using them to mask cuts to civilian police staff.

    Mrs McInnes was speaking after Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House told MSPs on the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee that civilian support staff face further redundancies next year.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokeswoman Alison McInnes MSP has today warned a generic approach to tackling crime will not address the specific challenges that communities across Scotland are facing.


    Mrs McInnes was speaking after new crime figures revealed large disparities in recorded crime and clear-up rates across Scotland.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has slammed SNP mismanagement of Scotland's health service after a series of new figures published today showed:

    • Fewer patients are being treated within the targeted 18 weeks between referral to first treatment. This has fallen from 91.1 percent of patients in June 2014 to 90.1% of patients in September 2014.
    • 56,252 patients in NHS Scotland were waiting for one of the eight key diagnostic tests and investigations. This is approximately 19% higher than 30 September 2013.
    • 91.0% of patients waiting for a key diagnostic test had been waiting less than six weeks. When comparing to the position at 30 June 2014 and 30 September 2013, this has decreased from 91.9% and 97.4% respectively
    • Performance against the SNP Government's new target of 95 percent of patients to be seen with four hours from arrival at A&E to admission has worsened. During the quarter ending 30 September 2014, the proportion of new attendances at A&E services across Scotland that were seen within four hours was: July- 94.6% ; August - 93.2% ; September - 93.5% ]
    • 5 health boards did not meet the new, lower target.
    • 242 patients spent more than 12 hours in A&E. This compares to 37 in the same quarter of 2013.
  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish Government over flagging performance against waiting times for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

    Figures published today showed that the number of patients seen within 26 weeks has fallen below the 90 percent target achieved in December 2013 to 86.2 percent in the quarter ending September 2014.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that health boards face a long winter after figures published today showed that during the quarter July to September 2014, 154,588 bed days were occupied by delayed discharge patients.

    This compares with 149,226 during the quarter April to June 2014 and 126,531 during the quarter July to September 2013.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Jim Hume MSP has called on the Scottish Government to step up its support for mental health services after figures published today showed one in five patients face waiting of over 18 weeks to start treatment for psychological therapies.

    Figures showed that 81.3 percent of patients were treated within 18 weeks, which falls below the Scottish Government's HEAT target for 90 percent of patients to be treated within 18 weeks by December this year.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    With winter on the way, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes is calling on constituents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

    Mrs McInnes said: "There are a number of simple steps that everyone should take to make sure they are doing all they can to keep their bills down and their homes warm."

  • Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that the SNP Government is sliding backwards as the UK Government strides forwards in its efforts to improve mental health services.

    The warning comes after Deputy Prime Minister today announced he has established a new mental health taskforce which will examine a range of issues around the provision of mental health services.