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MP seeks coast-to-coast benefits from Borderlands

There needs to be coast-to-coast benefits going forward from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.

That was the view of Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack as he welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond's confirmation this week that the landmark investment initiative would go-ahead.

Tough role for south-west MP as Brexit countdown begins

An MP from the region has been appointed to a key parliamentary role as the countdown begins to the UK's scheduled departure from the EU.

The appointment of Conservative Alister Jack as Government assistant whip in the House of Commons has been confirmed by Her Majesty The Queen.

Local Political History Made

A little bit of local political history was made on Wednesday when Dumfries and Galloway's two MPs were shoulder to shoulder at the famous House of Commons Dispatch Box.

MP calls for switch to Brexit certainty

A call has been made for the UK to move on from the relentless uncertainty created by the Brexit debate.

It came from Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack in the House of Commons when he spoke in support of a motion backing the Government's approach to EU negotiations.

MP urges council caution with tax increase power

A rise in the council tax increase cap from an above inflation three to 4.79 per cent has been condemned by Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack.

The measure was in SNP Scottish Government's Budget which passed a vital vote at Holyrood last week with the support of Green MSPs.

MP backs PM's Brexit deal in historic debate

Local MP Alister Jack supported Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a speech during the historic EU withdrawal debate.

The Dumfries and Galloway representative at Westminster told Commons colleagues that he had reached his decision after 'much deliberation.'

Christmas and New Year message

As we approach the end of, to say the least, an eventful year at Westminster my overriding hope is that the next few months bring a greater spirit of co-operation and some certainty for the country as we embark on a new chapter in our national life.