Rumbles calls for direct support for taxi businesses

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the Scottish Government to provide an annual block grant to Local Licencing Authorities and remove the need for hefty annual licence fees for taxi and private hire drivers.

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Parliament should have the final say on travel restrictions

MSPs should be able to vote on new draconian laws introduced by the Scottish Government which restrict peoples personal freedoms, North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has said.

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Travel ban will be unenforceable and undermine policing by consent

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has called on the First Minister to stop short of making it illegal to travel between local authority areas, potentially eroding public support for the very measures the Scottish Government want people to follow.

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Lib Dem Conference backs action to reverse economic damage caused by central belt rule

This weekend, Liberal Democrats from across Scotland backed calls from North East campaigner John Waddell to set up a new economic development body for the region, following concerns for the future of the local economy under the Scottish Government.

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All parties must back better care for children experiencing mental health issues - Waddell

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Aberdeenshire Liberal Democrat candidate John Waddell has urged MSPs from across the political divide to come together and back calls to provide inpatient care for youngsters in need of mental health treatment in the North East.

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First Minister agrees with Rumbles to allow all cafes to stay open

After North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament yesterday, the First Minister has now agreed to allow all licenced cafes to remain open without selling alcohol.

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