Cllr Peter Bellarby

Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stonehaven and Lower Deeside ward Learn more

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ACTION ON LAURENCEKIRK JUNCTION NEEDED NOW

by Peter Bellarby on 21 April, 2014

Sir Robert Smith MP and Alison McInnes MSP have called on the Scottish Government to stop dithering and start delivering a solution to the Laurencekirk junction. They recently visited the accident blackspot with Aberdeenshire councillor Peter Bellarby and Angus councillor David May. Plans to the much-needed changes to the road have been repeatedly delayed. Sir […]

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The loss of the North East’s police and fire control rooms has been greeted with dismay by local Liberal Democrat councillors. The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) met in Glasgow on Thursday (January 30) and rubber-stamped the proposal to close half of Scotland’s police control rooms, including two in Aberdeen. The work of the Aberdeen centres […]

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A senior Aberdeenshire councillor has expressed disappointment that SNP councillors refused to support a report calling on the Scottish Government to give greater priority to the vital infrastructure needs of the north east of Scotland. At a meeting on Thursday last week (23 January 2014), the Council was asked to consider its response to the […]

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A senior Aberdeenshire councillor has expressed disappointment that SNP councillors refused to support a report calling on the Scottish Government to give greater priority to the vital infrastructure needs of the north east of Scotland. At a meeting on Thursday last week, the Council was asked to consider its response to the Scottish Government’s National […]

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Nick Clegg statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela

by Peter Bellarby on 7 December, 2013

“Our thoughts tonight (Thursday) are with the people of S. Africa. Nelson Mandela’s legacy will continue to burn brightly around the globe. “Our thoughts go out to the people of South Africa who will be left heartbroken by this sad news. “Every so often history produces an individual whose message is universal, and Nelson Mandela […]

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Sir Robert Smith, Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine today welcomed the drive to help young people get jobs in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine will be boosted through plans to abolish employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for under 21-year-olds. The news means businesses will no longer have to pay tax on their employees […]

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Sir Robert Smith, Liberal Democrat MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine today welcomed the announcement that Fuel Duty has been frozen for another year. A rise in Fuel Duty planned for September 2015 has been cancelled; meaning that by the end of this parliament the Coalition will have frozen Fuel Duty for 48 months. Sir […]

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Work on smaller scale elements of the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme are expected to start at the end of this week. Aberdeenshire Council has appointed contractors to improve the Mill Lade Soakaway. Following invesitgation it was recognised that the soakaway wasn’t functioning to its full capacity. Locals had asked the Council to consider improving the […]

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Ten Reasons for Staying as part of the United Kingdom

by Peter Bellarby on 5 November, 2013

1. We have a 300 year history of success in global trading, defending, caring for and supporting our families. 2. We have uneqivocal devolution policy already in place regarding education, health, environment, law, sports, transport and local government. 3. We have security, defence and intelligence services that are the envy of the world. 4. We […]

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BRUCE: UK DEVELOPMENT MODEL MUST CHANGE

by Peter Bellarby on 25 October, 2013

The UK development model based on providing grant aid to poor countries will need to change if the UK is to continue to be a world leader on development assistance, according to Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the International Development Committee, speaking at the Centre for Sustainable Development at Aberdeen University tonight (Friday). The […]

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