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Local MP says two questions on referendum would be “admission of defeat”

Having an additional question beyond a simple “yes or no” in the referendum on Scottish independence would be an “upfront admission of defeat” for the Scottish Government, the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell told the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday 10 July).

Local MP welcomes Farepak 50 pence in pound payment

The Joint Liquidators of Farepak have today announced that they will be making dividend payments to Farepak’s creditors, including customers and agents, at the end of next month.  In addition, the Joint Liquidators will at the same time distribute the £8million ex-gratia payment to customers and agents made by Lloyds Banking Group. 

Local MP welcomes Longtown visit

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has welcomed the announcement that Defence Minister Peter Luff has agreed to visit the Longtown Munitions Depot on the 14th of August ahead of making a decision on its future in September.

MP pledges to keep watchful eye on local police resources

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell joined local police officers to discuss issues affecting policing in Dumfries and Galloway as part of a tour of the CCTV facilities at Loreburn Street Police Station. Mr Mundell is concerned that the planned changes to policing in Scotland, which will see regional forces come under a single Scotland-wide policing authority and see resources redeployed from Dumfries and Galloway to the central belt.

MP looks at career opportunities at rural schools day

Local MP David Mundell joined pupils at Wallace Hall Academy for Rural Schools day. The event is organised annually by the Queensberry Initiative and aims to encourage organisations and businesses to share their experiences and expertise with pupils who are planning their careers and looking for employment.

Local MP congratulates Brash on Olympic glory

Tweeddale MP David Mundell was delighted to hear the news that showjumper Scott Brash has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games in London.

Local MP watches pupils set sail

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell joined pupils from across Dumfries and Galloway at Loch Ken on Friday for the Schools’ Regatta. The annual event, held at the Galloway Activity Centre, offers the pupils the opportunity to go head to head in a fun and friendly environment under the supervision and stewardship of experienced sailors.