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MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Tory candidate Andrew Bowie

General Election: Great reception for Tory candidate

The Scottish Conservative candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine has said that he has received a great reception from voters in the constituency.

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SNP candidate Stuart Donaldson

General Election: SNP candidate reckons result will be close

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine SNP candidate, Stuart Donaldson, has spoken to us at the AECC count.

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Houses of Parliament

It’s decision time

Voters in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine will go to the polls today to decide who will represent them at Westminster.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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

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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