Rumbles warns against ditching concessionary travel

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has used today's debate on bus transport to call on the Scottish Government to “protect and enhance” concessionary schemes.

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City Deal must not rob Peter to pay Paul

Speaking in a debate on City Region Deals in the Scottish Parliament today, North East MSP Mike Rumbles called on the Scottish Government to focus on delivering new long-term investment that will benefit everyone in the North East and to take this opportunity to strengthen local decision making.

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Rumbles blasts SNP Ministers' AWPR shambles

Rumbles blasts SNP Ministers' AWPR shambles

Responding to the confusion about when the Aberdeen Bypass (AWPR) will now open, with ministers predicting it could now be "late autumn 2018", North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said: “This is a complete shambles. The Cabinet Secretary has clearly los...

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Minister fails to recognise that underfunding has contributed to staff absence and poor performance in NHS Grampian

In a surprise response to North East MSP Mike Rumbles, the Minister for Health blamed ‘significant staff absences’ over the past year for NHS Grampian’s poor performance on waiting times and treating chronic pain disorders. In another answer to the Liberal Democrat MSP the Cabinet Secretary for H...

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Rumbles highlights forestry power grab defeat

Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today applauded cross-party efforts which saw the Scottish Government defeated in its attempt to place extensive powers on forestry directly under Ministerial control.

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Rail strategy shows SNP lack will power

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s new ‘Rail investment strategy for next decade’, North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles said: “The SNP have made a lot of big promises for rail over their eleven years in office. But in reality communities, particula...

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