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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Rumbles congratulates winners of Food and Drink Awards

North East Liberal Democrat MSP, Mike Rumbles, has congratulated eleven winners of the 2019 North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards.

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Aberdonians to get £345 less per head from the Scottish Government than the average council area

From 1st April, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils will be the second and third worst funded local authority areas in Scotland, according to the latest figures produced by the Scottish Parliament’s information centre.

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Imagination needed to tackle decline in bus use

Commenting on Scottish Labour’s proposals to extend free bus travel to everyone under the age of 26, Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said: “The fall in bus use is a serious problem for Scotland’s public transport network.

 

“The Scottish Government has failed to take the initiative, and measures to reverse the decline are now a decade overdue. Ministers need to show more imagination to find new ways to encourage people to move from cars on to buses but solutions also have to be practical and affordable.

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