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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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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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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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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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Council election voting begins

Council election voting begins

Voters in Aberdeenshire - along with the rest of the country - are going to the polls today to elect their local councillors.

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Stuart Donaldson will bid to retain the seat for the SNP

SNP and Tories select candidates

The SNP and Scottish Conservatives have named their candidates for the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency in the general election on June 8.

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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 SNP has selected Eileen Durno as its candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside ward in the forthcoming council elections.

SNP’s candidate in Banchory and Mid Deeside

The SNP has selected its candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside.

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SNP candidates for Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford,  Kate Monahan, left, and Gwyneth Petrie

SNP choose candidates

The SNP has selected its candidates for Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford at the May council elections.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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SNP candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside ward

SNP candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside ward

Councillor Linda Clark is to retire from Ward 16, Banchory and Mid Deeside, at the forthcoming election in May.

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Don't lose out on your vote - register now.

Are you ready to use your vote?

Voters in Aberdeenshire will have the chance to elect their local councillors on Thursday, May 4 - but only if they are registered to vote.

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Geva re-selected by Deeside and Upper Donside branch

Geva re-selected by Deeside and Upper Donside branch

The Deeside and Upper Donside branch of the SNP has nominated Geva Blackett, an existing ward councillor who lives in Braemar, as candidate to contest the Aboyne, Deeside and Upper Donside ward at the local authority elections in May.

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Deeside entrepreneur and businessman Steve Murphy is standing for election as the representative for Upper Deeside Ward, on the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Entrepreneur bids for park board role

Deeside entrepreneur and businessman Steve Murphy is standing for election as the representative for Upper Deeside Ward, on the Board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

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North-east MSP Mike Rumbles and Westhill and District Councillor Iris Walker.

Bid to stop Westhill becoming part of new UK constituency for Angus

North-east MSP Mike Rumbles and Westhill and District Councillor Iris Walker are asking residents of the ward to submit their views to the Boundary Commission consultation to prevent it becoming part of a new UK constituency for Angus.

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