John Lamont backs Douglas Ross MP to be new leader

Following the honourable decision by Jackson Carlaw MSP to resign as leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party, Conservatives will be electing a new leader in the coming weeks.

I am delighted to announce that I will be backing Douglas Ross MP to be our next leader.

Openreach announce Borders towns getting better broadband

Openreach have announced that Galashiels, Tweedbank, Selkirk, Hawick and Peebles are to benefit from faster broadband. The telecoms giant published a list of 251 locations across the UK that will get Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).

New Trade and Agriculture Commission officially launched

The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, has formally launched the Trade and Agriculture Commission. It will ensure British food standards are upheld in any new trade deals and allow Borders farmers to seize new opportunities to export abroad.

Borders MP continues campaign against damaging tariffs

Further to discussions with Ministers from the Department of International Trade, John Lamont MP has contacted the US Ambassador regarding the tariffs applied to textiles, Scotch Whisky and other iconic Scottish products.