Westminster News

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.

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 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.'