£925 average rent arrears for Aberdeenshire Universal Credit claimants – Rumbles

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, has called on changes to Universal Credit after Scottish Liberal Democrats obtain new figures showing Aberdeenshire residents have slipped into rent arrears since the roll out of Universal Credit.

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Rumbles welcomes progress for dangerous Laurencekirk junction

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed news that Transport Scotland are to award the contract for ground investigation, for the new grade separated junction on the A90 at Laurencekirk, to Allied Exploration and Geotechnics Ltd.

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Lib Dems reveal less than 1 in 20 local authority vehicles are eco-friendly

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has today revealed that just 4.6% of vehicles owned by Scotland’s local authorities are electric or hybrid, as he pressed the Scottish Government to deliver a comprehensive plan for reducing transport emissions.

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Rumbles – urges new freight plan to back whisky industry

Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson and North East MSP Mike Rumbles has today urged the Cabinet Secretary to produce a new plan for whisky freight on the railway.

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NHS Grampian worst for cancelling operations

North East Liberal Democrat MSP, Mike Rumbles, has called for a fair share of resources be given to NHS Grampian after it was revealed today that the health board had the most cancelled operations in the country, due to non-clinical reasons.

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Dundee passengers delayed after 5 evening trains from Edinburgh are cancelled

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has hit out at Scotrail after it announced that five services from Edinburgh to Dundee will be cancelled tonight, due to staff shortages.

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North East used as a cash cow while local services wither on the vine

North East MSP Mike Rumbles today confronted the Scottish Government’s finance minister for allowing a decade of underfunding for vital local services to continue.

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ScotRail in denial about poor performance and customer dissatisfaction

Following a question and answer session with ScotRail officials, including Managing Director Alex Hynes, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSPs has suggested that the rail operator is in denial about residing over the worst performance levels since the current franchise began.

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Rumbles demands cast iron guarantee that ScotRail will lose franchise unless performance improves

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles has today hit out at Scottish Government rail initiatives and called for a cast iron guarantee that the franchise will be removed from ScotRail if performance targets are not met at the break point in the contract next April.

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NHS Grampian miss a raft of waiting time targets for cancer and alcohol & drug treatment

Cash strapped NHS Grampian failed to meet national standards for patients waiting for vital cancer treatment and alcohol & drug treatment in the final quarter of 2018, according to figures publishes by MHS Scotland’s Information Services Division (ISD) today.   

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