David honoured to be re-appointed Scottish Secretary

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell has expressed his honour after being re-appointed Secretary of State for Scotland.

Mr Mundell, who was first appointed to the role in 2015 by then Prime Minister David Cameron, had served in the role under Theresa May since she became Prime Minister in July 2016.

He was honoured to take the call from the Prime Minister to be asked to continue in the role and he is committed to getting the best deal from Brexit for the whole of Scotland.

Commenting on his re-appointment, David Mundell said: "I am delighted and honoured to have been reappointed Secretary of State for Scotland.

"The Scotland Office has a key role to play as we face the huge tasks that lie ahead of us.

"We need to secure the right Brexit deal for Scotland and the whole of the UK, and we also need focus on how we bring back powers from Brussels in a way that works best for the Scottish economy.

"We need to work closely with the Scottish Government, and to do that effectively we will need to forge a much more constructive relationship, one based not on politics and press releases but on what is best for Scotland.  I'm confident that can happen.

"My door is open and I hope, now the election is over, we can reset the relationship between Scotland's two governments."