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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.

MP CALLS FOR WALKERBURN SIGN TO BE SEEN

Local MP David Mundell is calling for the 30mph sign as you come into Walkerburn on the south side of the bridge to be moved further out of the village to avoid it being obscured by trees which prevent the electricity substation being seen from the road.

MP CALLS FOR MACEWANS BUS SERVICE CLARITY

Local MP David Mundell has called on SPT to make public its plans for the MacEwans route that runs from Dumfries to Edinburgh. Mr Mundell has been contacted by numerous constituents across his constituency which the route largely falls within. Mr Mundell is concerned about any reductions in the current service given that it is used by commuters to get to work and is for many people who live in rural communities the only form of public transport available to them. 

MP WELCOMES NEW GENERATION OF BROADBAND FOR LOCKERBIE

David Mundell MP has welcomed BT plans to make faster broadband available to a further 124,000 homes and businesses in Scotland. Lockerbie is set to be one of 39 communities who will benefit from the roll-out program.  The town has been included in the scheme seen as BT’s next generation in broadband service delivered over copper lines.

QUILTERS HAVE LOCAL MP IN STICHES

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell called in on the Clarencefield Quilt Group, who are hosting an exhibition of their work in Clarencefield Village Hall as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. The group have an extensive array of designs on display for the Hamden Project they are working on. They are joining forces with quilters from all over Scotland and beyond to cover the national football stadium in 5000 quilts to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer Scotland.