Campaigns

Better Broadband and Connectivity

Poor broadband and mobile signal is one of the most common causes of complaints in the Borders, and rightly so. Our current lack of connectivity is holding businesses back and it is unfair for consumers to be paying the same as someone in the central belt, for a much inferior service.

Supporting local businesses

Over the last 9 years, I have spoken to hundreds of local businesses in the Borders. I recognise that small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of our local economy but we need to work harder to promote what the Borders has to offer.

Protecting Scotland's Place in the UK

In the run up to the referendum in 2014, the SNP promised it was a “once in a generation” event, yet they have ever since been agitating for a re-run of the vote.

Improving transport for all

I will continue my campaign for increased investment in our roads network. Whilst the re-opening of the railway to Galashiels is assist the central Borders, more needs to be done to protect vital bus links, and invest in proper roads in other parts of the Borders.

Standing up for local services

I have always stood up for and championed local services.

In the Justice Committee, I voted against the closure of Duns and Jedburgh Sheriff Courts. 

I have been at the forefront of the campaign for the reopening of Reston station, which has been delayed time and time again.