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MP joins calls for action on old Wallace Hall Academy

Local MP David Mundell has written to the Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Council calling for clarity on the old Wallace Hall Academy. Mr Mundell who recently visited the site shares the concerns and frustrations of local Councillors, residents and the Community Council at the continued delay in demolishing the dilapidated building which detracts from the surrounding area.

MP gives cautious welcome to Edinburgh bus outcome

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has given a cautious welcome to the news that Scottish Borders Council and SPT have agreed to fund the MacEwans Dumfries to Edinburgh service over the next 6 months.

MP welcomes launch of rural commission

Local MP David Mundell has welcomed the launch of a Rural Commission by the Scottish Conservatives. It will be chaired by rural businessman, Hughie Campbell Adamson. The Commission – which will be made up by a cross-section of respected stakeholders in the rural community - will examine all aspects of rural life, ranging from agriculture through to housing and environmental issues.

MP Seeks to raise cancer awareness

Local MP David Mundell attended the Cancer Awareness Roadshow when it visited the House of Commons this week. The project which is run by Cancer Research has been touring the UK to help people spot cancer early and promote positive lifestyle choices.

Local MP disappointed at quarry appeal

Clydesdale MP David Mundell has expressed disappointment and dismay at Patersons decision to appeal against the refusal of their application to extract sand and gravel at Overburns Farm, at Lamington. 

Muckle Westminster welcome for Langholm Academy

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell this week welcomed senior pupils from Langholm Academy to the House of Commons as part of their school trip to London. Mr Mundell took time out of his schedule to talk to the group in one of the committee rooms and was impressed by their interest in politics, particularly the forthcoming Independence Referendum.

Dumfriesshire MP Backs Local Economic Development Proposals

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has thrown his support behind plans for commercial expansion in Lockerbie and Annan. Process Plant and Machinery has outlined plans to install new manufacturing and storage facilities at its site in Lockerbie alongside food processing and packaging units.

MP Welcomes Government Support for Motorists

Local MP David Mundell welcomed the Chancellor’s confirmation that the Government will delay the fuel duty rise scheduled for 1 August until 1 January 2013. The decision means that pump prices will be 10 pence a litre cheaper than if the Government had not abolished the pre-existing fuel duty escalator.

MP SHOWS SANDS SUPPORT

David Mundell MP for Dumfriesshire was pleased to show his continued support for SANDS by welcoming the winner of a charity auction lunch and tour with him at the House of Commons this week.