Rumbles welcomes new 4G coverage obligations for rural areas

Scottish Liberal Democrat spokesperson for rural affairs and connectivity, Mike Rumbles, has welcomed Ofcom’s plans to work with operators to extend 4G coverage in rural areas of the UK.

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45% of farmers still earning less than the minimum wage

Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has said the Scottish Government must be held to account for its "blunders" after figures show that the annual income of farms in Scotland has halved in the past five years, while thousands of farmers are still living on less than £7.20 per hour.

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Bus travel decline shows Scottish Government has failed to get people out of cars

Responding to a survey by Citizens Advice Scotland, which shows two thirds of Scots are dissatisfied with local bus services, Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:

“Declining bus usage is an extremely worrying trend. The Scottish Government has seen bus travel fall below 400 million journeys for the first time. They’ve completely failed to get people out of cars which is bad for both the environment and the health of our nation.

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Minister shows poor leadership on Kingsford Stadium decision

North East MSP Mike Rumbles and Westhill & District Councillor Iris Walker have expressed dismay over the lack of leadership shown by the Scottish Government’s planning Minister, after it is announced that the Kingsford Stadium plans will not be called in for review.

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Scottish Government short-change local services in the North East for another year

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has hit out at the Scottish Government, following the announcement today that Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Local Authorities are to remain amongst the worst funded councils in Scotland.

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Child mental health wait times longest in North East

Today Mike Rumbles North East Liberal Democrat MSP condemned the Scottish Government’s underfunding of North East health boards. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CHAMS) treatment figures released today show that after nine years of underfunding NHS Grampian mental health treatment targets for young people are far from being met.

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Support needed to improve access to RADAR toilets for disabled users

North East Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles is calling on councils in the North East to do more to promote a National Key Scheme that allows priority access to over 9000 accessible toilets to people with a disability or health condition.

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Rumbles welcomes new protections for broadband customers

North East MSP Mike Rumbles has welcomed an announcement by Ofcom today that broadband providers will have to give a minimum guaranteed internet speed to potential customers, at the point of sale.

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Skipped stops double since 2015/16 – Rumbles

Figures revealed by Liberal Democrat transport spokesman Mike Rumbles MSP show that the number of skipped stops on Scotrail services have increased from 3,000 in 2015/16 to 5,908 in 2017/18, with two months still to left before the end of the financial year.

 

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Rumbles urges shoppers to help deliver Porthlethen Community Ambulance

North East MSP Mike Rumbles is calling on local shoppers to show their support for a new community ambulance, which will help transport elderly and vulnerable patients to and from Portlethen Medical Centre, by voting for the local campaign in a Tesco’s charity competition.

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