One in six not satisfied with ScotRail performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has called into question a National Rail Passenger Survey, carried out by the independent watchdog Transport Focus, which claims that more than four out of five customers are satisfied with ScotRail.

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Ewing has “woefully mismanaged” farm payments

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, under questioning from North East MSP Mike Rumbles, today confirmed that he wants farm support payments to continue at current levels after Brexit but refused to outline plans about how that money would be spent.

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‘Hands off Stracathro’ - Rumbles writes to NHS Tayside

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has written to the acting Chief Executive of NHS Tayside amidst rumours that the local health board is planning to close part or all of Stracathro hospital in Angus.

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Robust leadership needed to boost rural industries

Following two years of setbacks for Scotland’s agricultural industries, North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed figures published today that show a significant recovery in the sector during 2017.

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Rumbles calls for even more ambition on road safety

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has welcomed figures released today showing a further decline in almost all areas of road traffic accidents in Scotland and called for even more ambition from the Scottish Government.

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Reliability and freight must take a front seat for rail spending

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today called on Network Rail to make network reliability and freight transport a priority, following the Office of Rail and Road’s latest assessment of plans to spend £4bn on Scotland’s rail infrastructure over the next five years.

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Chronic pain stats offer more bad news for Health Secretary

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today described new statistics showing hundreds of patients in need of chronic pain treatment waiting longer than the 18-week treatment target as "consistently disappointing".

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Bus proposals let companies “wash their hands of unprofitable routes”

Commenting on the publication of the Transport (Scotland) Bill, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said: “The Transport Minister professes his commitment to boosting bus usage but it’s under his leadership we’ve seen bus travel fall below 400 million journeys for the first time ever.

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Cabinet Secretary would rather talk about the weather than his vision for Scottish agriculture

Under questioning from North East MSP Mike Rumbles, in the rural affairs committee today, the Cabinet Secretary responsible for Scotland’s rural economy had nothing to say when asked about his vision for Scottish agriculture. Instead of providing a clear answer to the committee, the Cabinet Secretary chose to talk about the weather.

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Ewing fails to present any plans for Scottish agriculture

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today called out Fergus Ewing for utterly failing to set out any plans for the future of Scottish farming.

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