Westminster News

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 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.'

Key role for local MP as Westminster begins historic new session

One of the region's MPs has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the leader of the House of Lords.

The promotion comes only 14 months after Alister Jack gained the Dumfries and Galloway constituency from the SNP with a 5,643 Conservative majority.

MP secures debate in bid to retain Commonwealth shooting medals

AN MP from the region has set his sights on returning shooting to the line-up at the next Commonwealth Games.

Alister Jack has secured a debate on the subject at Westminster next week after taking up the issue on behalf of constituents.