A quarter of Grampian cancer patients not seen within the 62 day target – Rumbles

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, has reported that NHS Grampian fell short of the 95% national cancer waiting time target in July-September 2018, after only 76.6% of patients referred for urgent treatment were seen within 62 days – according to ISD Scotland figures released today.  

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Scot. Govt washes its hands of botched AWPR contract - Rumbles

In a response to a Parliamentary Question raised by North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson, Mike Rumbles, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport has claimed that ministers ‘had no role in awarding the contract’, for the tendering of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route project.

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First Minister abandons Dunoon-Gourock passengers at sea

Despite a decade of promises from the First Minister and the Scottish Government, communities that use the Argyll Ferries service from Dunoon to Gourock will be forced to rely on the good will of CalMac to continue the service.

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Lib Dems Select Candidate For Snap Election

Following the Brexit chaos in Westminster this week, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected John Waddell to contest their formerly held seat of West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine.


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“Astonishing” 65,000 ScotRail delay repay claims in just nine months

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today lambasted ScotRail’s “dismal” performance and punctuality record, after it was revealed ScotRail paid out over 65,000 successful delay repay claims between January and September 2018.

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North East trains among the worst for punctuality

Trains arriving in Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath are among the most likely to be late, with 1 in 5 trains arriving five minutes or more after the scheduled arrival time, North East MSP Mike Rumbles has revealed today.


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Rural communities at the back of the queue for digital jobs

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson on digital connectivity Mike Rumbles MSPs has today urged the Scottish Government to stop focusing on warm words and demonstrate real progress for rural communities by completing 100% coverage of superfast broadband.


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Rumbles reveals ministers didn’t read AWPR contract or sign it off

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has slammed the SNP Government for “lazy and unprofessional practice” after the answer to parliamentary question revealed no Scottish Government minister approved the controversial AWPR contract.


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Contractors invited to give evidence over Scot Govt’s bungling of AWPR

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has written to Aberdeen Roads Ltd (ARL), today, calling on the contractors for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route to give evidence to the committee on 5th December, over delays to the opening of the road and the Scottish Government’s mishandling of the contract.

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Rumbles demands to know who bungled AWPR contract

North East MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has demanded to know which minister was responsible for signing off the contract for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, after the Scottish Government announced yesterday that a 31.5km of completed road between Cairbstone and Stonehaven cannot be opened because of an agreement with the contractor.

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