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Through his ongoing work with various communities, committees and agencies across Aberdeen, things are actually happening daily.
"By the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true and full potential, and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are afforded and managed by the people for the people. The objective is for the individual to fulfil their potential and ambition. My role is as the enabler of this, not the controller of it, aiming not to limit that ambition or those goals, but to open up their possibility to all. This is real community, and it is not constrained by old geographical lines or monarch-style leadership."

After the Storm: Westminster

Government Posted on Tue, June 13, 2017 16:11:04

And whilst Ive been at a local primary school Sportsday it seems like the media attention has turned to our Scottish representatives first 48hrs as MPs. From top-left (clockwise), Scottish Labour’s Magnificent 7 with Jeremy Corbin; SNPs Nicola Sturgeon with her team of 35; Scotland’s 4 Liberal Democrats with Willie Rennie; and the 13 Scottish Conservatives.

Our Scottish results were as follows:

Party Seats (change) 2017 vote share Share change 2017 votes Vote change
SNP 35 (-21) 36.9% -13.1 977,569 -476,867
Conservatives 13 (+12) 28.6% +13.7 757,949 +323,852
Labour 7 (+6) 27.1% +2.8 717,007 +9,860
Lib Dems 4 (+3) 7.5% -0.8 179,061 -40,614

(source BBC News :

Sports day

Primary Schools Posted on Tue, June 13, 2017 15:37:17

Time for Sports day. A time where parents appear, some for the first time, to cheer on their children. I am delighted to be at the Broomhill Sports day to see this young lady run (a feature we never expected to see earlier on in the year).

She came last in her first race but we were so delighted to see her running that we all cheered as she crossed the finish line.

So imagine the look on her face when she came 1st in her only other race. #UncontainableJoy.

Just a few months ago she was on crutches, regularly at the hospital with specialists and physios. The consultants had predicted that her knee problems may preclude her from any sport for the foreseeable future. So – on this journey of ups and downs – today is a Very Good Day!