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.

As Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell fielded Scottish Questions in his familiar Cabinet role as Secretary of State for Scotland, he was joined on the front bench by Dumfries and Galloway constituency MP Alister Jack in his new role as Assistant Government Whip.

Parliamentary observers believe it to have been the first time that both neighbouring south-west Scotland MPs have been side by on the iconic benches where Prime Ministers and other famous statesmen have made some of the most historic announcements in UK history