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Mundell: Speed Limit Change Disappointment

Speed limits on a busy Dumfriesshire road are set to be reduced, but only by 10mph. Following a review of the country’s speed limits Transport Scotland is recommending dropping the present 60mph speed limit on the A701 at Amisfield to 50mph.

Mundell Making a difference

Local MP David Mundell recently visited Sainsburys store in Peebles to learn about how they have been ‘making a difference’ in the town.

Independence

The MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Mundell, has welcomed Monday’s agreement between Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond over the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.

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.