Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

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I am very disappointed that the city council did not accept my proposal on behalf of the Liberal Democrats to invest more in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment when its set its budget for the forthcoming year earlier this week. Key points in my proposal – which was part of a […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors today proposed investing in education, repairing crumbling roads and pavement and enhancing Aberdeen’s environment at Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting. The Liberal Democrats also squarely put the blame for the cuts Aberdeen City Council is making on the SNP Scottish Government which has cut the council’s funding for 2017/18  by over […]

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City council to set budget on 22nd February

by Ian Yuill on 19 February, 2017

Aberdeen City Council is meeting at 2pm on Wednesday 22nd February to set its budget for 2017/18. A huge £13 million cut in the council’s funding imposed by the SNP Scottish Government means a massive real terms reduction in the money available for vital local services in our city. My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will submit […]

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The SNP Scottish Government, with the support of Green MSPs, has imposed a huge cut of £13 million from Aberdeen City Council’s budget. This massive cut will place tremendous pressure on Aberdeen City Council – already the worst-funded council in Scotland. This SNP funding cut will mean a massive real terms reduction in the money available for […]

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Anger at SNP’s £553 Council Tax hike

by Ian Yuill on 18 January, 2017

I have been contacted by a number of residents who are angry that changes to Council Tax rules introduced by the SNP Scottish Government mean they face an increase in their Council Tax bill of up to £553 a year. This increase in Council Tax – which is being imposed by the SNP Scottish Government and […]

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North East Scottish Liberal Democrats have challenged the First Minster and his SNP government to stop dreaming about independence, get on with the day job and deliver a decent infrastructure for the North East. The Fair Deal for the North East campaign, launched at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spring conference in Aberdeen today (Sunday 30th March) […]

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The leaders of Aberdeen City Council’s two opposition groups have today written to Finance Convener, Cllr Willie Young, urging him to back the city at tomorrow’s COSLA Leaders’ meeting in a vote that would secure the city an extra £7.5m. Council Leaders from across Scotland will vote tomorrow at COSLA on a proposal to overturn […]

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors today (6th February) proposed investing £300,000 of Common Good funds in enhancing Hazlehead Park and the area around it. Their moved came at the annual budget setting meeting of Aberdeen City Council. The Liberal Democrats also proposed investing a home safety initiative and in refurbishing play parks across Aberdeen. Liberal Democrat […]

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At today’s (6th February) budget setting meeting of Aberdeen City Council the Liberal Democrats, as part of their balanced budget proposals, urged additional investment in education and repairing Aberdeen’s crumbling roads and pavements. Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said “We believe investing in our children’s education is vital and proposed giving an extra […]

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Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Yuill has revealed that Councillor Willie Young, the new Labour Finance Convener of Aberdeen City Council, appears to be unable to add up.  Ian Yuill said “Councillor Young has claimed that Aberdeen City Council’s Labour / Conservative / Independent coalition is paying senior councillors £4,000 less in total than the previous […]

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