Mundell welcomes progress in campaign for rural mobile coverage

The long parliamentary campaign to bring mobile coverage to rural areas celebrated a milestone today, as OFCOM finally announced auction plans that will see broadband coverage increased to an estimated 98% of the UK population, and will vastly improve infrastructure in remote rural areas of the UK.

MP hails reading relay triumph

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell visited Lockerbie Library to find out more about the reading relay taking place across Dumfries and Galloway.  Between now and 20th August readers are being encouraged to pass the book baton and recommend summer reads. Each library in the region will have a display of specially selected books chosen by staff and customers.

MP joins calls for milk price cuts to be reversed until talks conclude

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell is calling on major retailers and processors to consider halting the planned price cuts in milk pending further negotiations next month. Mr Mundell has welcomed the progress made at the Royal Welsh Show in what was a constructive meeting chaired by Defra Farming Minister Jim Paice MP.

MP encouraged by historic Mapa Project

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell visited the Maczek Map at Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston this week to find out more about the project to restore it.

MP expresses disappointment at under 10s crime in Dumfries and Galloway

According to Police figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives 90 Children under the age of 10 have committed crimes in the past three years in Dumfries and Galloway. These crimes include minor assaults on emergency workers and there was one incident of theft by a 4 year old was reported in the area last year.

Dumfries and Galloway Council are billed for success

Dumfries and Galloway Council has topped the list of Scottish Local Authorities for paying its invoices on time. Barely a third of invoices owed by Scottish local authorities are paid on time, figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have shown.

MP joins inspirational school girl in coast to coast charity cycle

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is recovering after joining Annan fundraiser, 14 year-old Billie Jean Sedgwick for the final leg of her coast to coast Ride of Hope 2012. Billie Jean has taken part in a number of challenging cycle events as part of her self-titled crusade against cancer and has raised over £20,000 pounds for Cancer Research UK.

Local MP welcomes the arrival of Olympic Coach in Annan

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has welcomed the visit of Phyllis McLean, a synchronised swimming coach for the British Olympic team to Annan. The Team GB coach will be on hand at Annan Swimming Pool on Wednesday to give youngsters a taster session on the Olympic Sport as part of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Sports Academy.

Moffat Academy Head Boy follows in footsteps of local MP

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell was joined last week at Westminster by Graeme Acers, who was down in London as part of his work shadowing. Graeme, who has a keen interest in politics, was recently elected by his teachers and peers as Head Boy at Moffat Academy.

Tweeddale MP calls on residents to make their voices heard in transport survey

Tweeddale MP David Mundell is urging Borders residents to detail their opinions and experiences of public transport as part of Scottish Borders Council’s Improving Access to Transport Survey 2012. Scottish Borders Council are currently looking to improve transport for older people who find it difficult to access key services easily and who do not have access to their own vehicles.