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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Candidates Kirsten Muat (Scottish Labour), David Evans (Liberal Democrats), Alex Salmond (MSP) and Colin Clark (Scottish Conservatives)

Candidates set for Gordon hustings

A general election hustings event featuring the four Gordon candidates will take place next week.

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader

Shire Lib Dems elect new leader

The Liberal Democrat group on Aberdeenshire Council has a new leader.

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Alex Salmond at his campaign launch in Ellon with Mark McDonald MSP and Gillian Martin MSP

Salmond to stand in election

Former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has launched his campaign for re-election for the parliamentary constituency of Gordon.

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Aberdeenshire Council's Woodhill House headquarters.

Council talks continue

Talks are continuing over who will form the new administration at Aberdeenshire Council.

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Poitical groups are meeting in an attempt to reach a coalition deal for Aberdeenshire

Meetings over new council

Political groups are meeting this weekend in a bid to form a new admininstration in Aberdeenshire.

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Mid-Formartine candidates find out the result of the election

Mid-Formartine local election results

The new councillors for Mid-Formartine have been announced.

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Ellon and District councillors at the election count

Local election results

Ellon and District's new councillors have been announced.

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The first meeting of the new council is due to take place on Thursday, May 18, when key councillor roles will be decided.

70 councillors elected to form new Aberdeenshire Council

The 70 councillors who will form the next five-year term of Aberdeenshire Council have been elected, following the counting of thousands of votes this morning.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Jim Gifford

Gifford to stand in local elections

Jim Gifford has been selected by the Scottish Conservatives to stand in the local elections on May 4 in the Mid Formartine ward.

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Colin Clark

Clark selected for election

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has announced Colin Clark as its Gordon candidate in the general election.

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Alastair Forsyth, Candidate for Turriff & District with Cryle Shand, Councillor for Mid Formartine

New candidate after boundary change

Methlick’s SNP councillor Cryle Shand has handed over to SNP candidate for Turriff & District Alastair Forsyth to take the baton forward for the village in the next council.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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The election hustings event will be held at the Victoria Hall

Election hustings event to be held

Ythan Community Council and Ellon@Heart Community Groups are calling on local residents to attend the Local Councillor Election Hustings.

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Gillian Owen

Councillor seeks re-election

Ellon & District Conservative councillor Gillian Owen is seeking re-election on May 4.

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Jeff Goodhall

Businessman to stand in local elections

Oldmeldrum businessman Jeff Goodhall has announced that he will run as an Independent candidate in the Mid-Formartine ward.

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