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Murdo lays into FOI record at NHS Tayside


Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, has criticised the level of transparency at NHS Tayside following information uncovered by the Scottish Conservatives detailing their poor record in responding to FOI requests .

Luke Graham is elected MP for Ochil and South Perthshire



Luke Graham of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has been elected as MP for Ochil and South Perthshire. Following a 70.6% turnout, Luke secured 22,469 votes creating a majority of 3,359 over the incumbent SNP MP.    


Questions over delayed roads linking new Forth Bridge


Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Murdo Fraser has called on the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Keith Brown, to clarify an answer he gave suggesting roads linking the new Queensferry crossing were not complete in time for its intended opening in December.

NHS Tayside hip, knee and ankle operation waiting list exposed


In 2016, patients in NHS Tayside waited, on average, longer for key hip, ankle and knee operations than they did in 2015. The average wait time for a hip replacement increased from 46 to 66 days with the maximum wait for this procedure going from 355 days to 582.

Murdo and Liz welcome Perth and Kinross’s new Provost



Strathmore councillor, Dennis Melloy, has been elected as Perth and Kinross’s new Provost taking over from Liz Grant.


Local Scottish Conservative MSP’s Murdo Fraser and Liz Smith have taken time to congratulate Dennis on his new role.


PRI hospital bed cuts laid bare in ISD Stats


The number of staffed hospital beds at Perth Royal Infirmary is at its lowest level in recent years. When the SNP came to power in 2007 there were 309 staffed beds, in 2016 that figure dropped to 235 and as far back as 2003 there were 327 beds at the hospital.