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MP welcomes OFT Rural Initiative

David Mundell has welcomed the launch of a new 'Remote Communities Project' by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), which aims to look into the challenges facing people who live and work in rural places across the UK.

Local MP speaks at Scottish Youth Parliament

Local MP David Mundell visited Lockerbie Academy last Friday [3rd Feb]. Mr Mundell was there to speak at a special Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) Assembly organised by one of their students, Adam Wilson.

MP salutes Queen's remarkable achievement

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has spoken of his delight at the 60th anniversary this week of Her Majesty's ascension to the throne.

Mundell lends support to Councillor candidates

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell was on hand to lend his support last Friday at the official launch of the Conservative candidates for the upcoming council elections in May.

MP welcomes funding for local Breakfast Club

Tweeddale MP David Mundell has welcomed the news that a primary school in Peeblesshire has received funding from Kellogg's 'Give a Child a Breakfast' initiative. St. Ronan's Primary in Innerleithen was chosen by Kellogg's to receive a £450 grant as part of their campaign to provide breakfast clubs nationwide with the tools to help kick-start a healthy day.

MP presses for improvements to Borders TV

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has called for more local content on ITV Border at a recent meeting with ITV Management. Mr Mundell called the meeting with Senior Executives to raise concerns about the level of local news on weekend and late evening bulletins in particular. At the meeting, the MP restated his support for a return to the style of Border TV’s pre merger with Tyne Tees news reporting.

MP delighted by Olympic site progress

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell was recently given a taste of Olympic fever when he visited the site where the London 2012 Games will be held. With less than six months to go until the opening ceremony, Mr Mundell was given a tour of the Olympic site to see first-hand how the work and effort put in by thousands of people is already paying off.

MP supports charity calls for urgent action to prevent babies’ deaths

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has attended a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons, organised by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, for the launch of their new report, Preventing Babies’ Deaths: what needs to be done.

MP calls for Roundabout Solution at Leadburn Junction

Tweeddale MP David Mundell has called on council chiefs to take long-term action on the future of road safety at Leadburn Junction, after plans were recently announced to reduce the speed limit at the notorious accident blackspot.