Reports

BUDGET 2020 Delivers for Scotland

Scotland’s budget is to increase by an extra £640 million this year thanks to UK Government spending decisions - which will boost our economy and public services. 

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

 

What's the risk of coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Rare Disease Day 2020

Rare Disease Day is an annual event recognised by countries around the world that aims to raise awareness of rare diseases and improve access to care, treatment, information and support.

New Employment Figures show Conservatives Delivering for Britain

New jobs figures this week show that employment is at a record high – with more people in work than ever before. And unemployment is at its lowest since 1974, giving families the security of a good job and more money in their pockets thanks to another month of rising wages.

Conservatives deliver on Veteran's Railcard

We're introducing the UK's first ever #VeteransRailcard to help boost veterans' job prospects and strengthen family bonds through cheaper travel.
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👍 A third off their fares.
📅 Available from Armistice Day this year.

Banffshire Journal Column 24 December 2019

I would like to start this column by wishing all readers of the Banffshire Journal a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes.

I am sure that most people will be hoping for a break from politics over the festive period after the first winter general election since 1935.

Nicola Sturgeon will never wipe out the Tory voice

David Duguid has launched a scathing attack on the first minister, accusing her of “ignoring” rural communities such as the coastal towns in Banff and Buchan.

In 2017, the Conservative took the constituency from the SNP – overturning a 14,300 majority.

Conservatives hold Banff and Buchan

Banff and Buchan was a closely contested seat in today’s election but retained by Conservative David Duguid.

The constituency threw up one of the most surprising results of the 2017 election when Mr Duguid and the Tories overturned a 14,300 majority to take the seat from the SNP.