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. The day after the UK voted to leave the EU, the First Minister held a press conference saying a second independence referendum was highly likely and has been pressing for one ever since, despite most Scots wanting stability and for the SNP to focus on the day job.

The Borders voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the United Kingdom and the SNP needs to accept this and move on.

A second referendum is disrespectful to the majority of Scots and the focus should be using the powers the Parliament already has to improve our public services and on getting the best deal for Scotland post Brexit.

If you agree with me, you can sign our petition against a second independence referendum here



Borderlands funding announced in Spring Statement

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP is expected to announce the UK Government will be contributing £260m to the Borderlands Growth Deal.

The UK Government has been supporting Growth Deals across the UK since 2014. To date, this has included more than £1.3bn of investment in Scotland.

One Year On

A video about what I've been up to in the past year (and what I'll be doing next).

Scottish Affairs Committee launches first inquiry

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today launched the My Scottish Affairs inquiry, inviting the people of Scotland to help decide the future direction of the Committee’s work.