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Trade Bill Speculation

A number of constituents have contacted me about reports surrounding voting on the Trade Bill which took place in the House of Commons on Monday 20 July. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify this matter. 

Over-75s' TV licence worries raised by MP

CONCERNS expressed by older constituents worried by the looming removal by the BBC of the free TV licence for most over-75s have been taken up by local MP David Mundell.

Transport hub praised for lockdown efforts

EXPANDING Dumfriesshire company, Eardley International, have been praised for their friendship and support for lorry drivers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

MP and MSP welcome 'encouraging' data on cottage hospitals

COTTAGE hospitals play a vital role in the region's health service -- despite recent fears for their future.

That was the response from two local parliamentarians after studying new data provided by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Keeping high UK food standards secure

I'M PLEASED the Government has taken steps through the creation an independent Trade and Agriculture Commission to provide additional reassurance that UK food safety and animal welfare will not be compromised.

MP and MSP seek clarity on community hospitals' future

LOCAL politicians David Mundell, MP, and Oliver Mundell, MSP, have today called on NHS Dumfries and Galloway to urgently commit to the long-term future of the region's cottage hospitals after rumours of plans to close a number of them have circulated.

Lockerbie train services return welcomed

THERE will be an increase in train services from Lockerbie early next month, it was confirmed last night.

The news emerged during a virtual meeting between Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell and the acting managing director of TransPennine Liz Collins.