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Politician saved by Honda dealership after his broadband is hit by floods

Time 9 months ago

Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Stewart Stevenson was saved by a local Honda dealership when his home broadband became affected by storms last week. 

The Banffshire and Buchan MSP had lost his phone connection, and when repairers came out to fix this they were unable to guarantee the broadband wouldn’t be lost during the process.

As Stevenson didn’t want to risk missing the important Holyrood coronavirus meeting, and wanted to question health secretary Jeane Freeman on the Aberdeen lockdown extension, he relocated to car dealership Ewens of Cornhill.

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The Honda dealership on Mid Street, Cornhill, is two miles from his house and was able to provide him with a desk and internet connection.

According to Aberdeen local paper the Press & Journal, the Honda logo behind the SNP MSP led to jokes that he was moonlighting as a car salesman.

On Twitter, he thanked the dealership for its help getting him online and in the meeting.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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