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MP seeks clarity on ferry traffic Brexit plans

More clarity is being sought from the Scottish Government on proposals to use the east pier at Stranraer as an overspill lorry park in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The emergency plans featured in a statement made at Holyrood this week by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

MP quizzes council over hotel flood fears

Urgent steps must be taken to ensure there is sufficient protection for buildings close to Stranraer’s derelict George Hotel.

That was the call this week from Scottish Secretary and local MP Alister Jack, who was contacted by constituents in the area.

MP praises Stranraer Oyster Festival team

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack has praised the organisers of last weekend's highly successful Stranraer Oyster Festival on 'a job well done.'

The Scottish Secretary and his wife Ann enjoyed the event, which attracted thousands of visitors to the town and wider area.

MP backs better deal for forces' veterans

Both candidates for the Conservative Party leadership have been urged to offer a better deal for UK ex-servicemen and women.

Alister Jack, MP for Dumfries and Galloway, has called on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to offer more support and protection to veterans.

MP calls for TV licence fee u-turn for lone over-75s

A south west MP has called on BBC chiefs to exempt all over-75 people living alone from losing their free TV licence.

Alister Jack, MP for Dumfries and Galloway, also asks that the broadcaster phases in the changes over a much longer period.