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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.

Open day 'first' for station gardeners

Green fingered volunteers behind award-winning railway station gardens received warm praise from an admirer when they notched up an open day first.

Whip's Office promotion for Dumfries and Galloway MP

South west Scotland MP Alister Jack has received his second promotion this year at Westminster.

The appointment of the Dumfries and Galloway constituency representative as a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

MP keeps up pressure on broadband

Digital connectivity prospects look brighter for residents and businesses in the region struggling to obtain efficient broadband.

Dumfries on track for 'step-free' station

Dumfries railway station is on the right track for travellers with mobility difficulties.

The busy Nith Valley Line destination is set to become fully accessible to customers with limited mobility.

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.