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Mundell starts Constituency Surgery Tour

Local MP David Mundell is this week embarking on the first leg of his annual surgery tour which takes him to nearly 100 village halls and community centres across his 2000 square mile constituency. Mr Mundell is trialling a new format which will see some venues visited in September and others in the Spring.

Mundell supports Douglas Heritage Society

David Mundell MP for Dumfriesshire was pleased to show his support for the local Douglas Heritage Society who are in need of funds for restoration work by welcoming the winner of a charity auction for lunch and tour with him at the House of Commons this week.

Tour of Britain puts Dumfriesshire on map says MP

The Tour of Britain has brought Dumfriesshire and what it has to offer to the attention of people right across the UK through media coverage of the cycle race, according to local MP David Mundell.

We’re Better Together

A local campaign to help defend Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom was launched this week in Gretna, where a rally of supporters of the Conservative Friends of the Union (CFU) was addressed by the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson MSP and local MP for Dumfriesshire David Mundell.

MP says enough is enough on windfarms

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell is calling for a solution to be found which would ease the cost of windfarm applications on local authorities. It comes after the Scottish Government admitted it had not assessed the cost impact, despite setting some of the highest renewable energy targets in the world.

Local MP hopeful of Lockerbie rail service improvements

David Mundell MP is hopeful that changes to the West Coast franchise might mean increased services from Lockerbie. Rail Minister Theresa Villiers has announced that First West Coast Limited will be the new operator for the ‘InterCity West Coast’ franchise.

Mundell Praises Book Festival Success

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland and Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell visited the Wigtown Book Festival last Thursday to support the festival and promote the event across the region

Mundell warns of Summer Rogue Traders

Latest Consumer Direct figures reveal there were over 800 doorstep selling complaints in Scotland. In a push to protect the vulnerable Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell is joining forces with the OFT’s Summer Doorstep Selling campaign, empowering local residents to deal with untoward doorstep sellers.

Mundell welcomes milk price progress but talks must continue

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has welcomed the announcement that milk processors have dropped the planned cuts in milk prices. Mr Mundell, who held a meeting in his constituency attended by over 50 farmers last week, believes this announcement shows willing but must not be used as a diversion from the talks to secure a long term sustainable solution.