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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.

MP backs efforts to combat anti-social behaviour spate

A multi-agency meeting took place to try to stem a spate of anti-social behaviour in north west Dumfries.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack held discussions with Police Scotland and social landlords DGHP and Loreburn Housing Association.