It is a real honour to have represented the people of Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale as their MP since 2005. Ensuring that this large rural constituency has a strong voice in Parliament and campaigning hard on the big issues that affect local communities lies at the heart of everything I do. I aim to make myself as accessible as possible and make a real difference for my constituents. That’s why every year I:
- Hold over 100 surgeries in towns and villages across the constituency
- Offer my support to a wide-range of local people, charities and community events
- Proactively lead local campaigns on key issues like the maintenance of roads and protecting local services
I have lobbied hard on the cost of petrol and welcome the action the Government has taken to freeze fuel duty and keep prices down. My top priorities for the constituency looking forward are securing better train services from Lockerbie Station, improving access to broadband in rural areas, and promoting new opportunities for local businesses and job creation.
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