Brexit and Fisheries Statement

Commenting on today’s agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, John Lamont MP said: “This implementation agreement in no way matches what I hoped to achieve from this process. It will mean our fishing waters continue to be controlled by Brussels for much longer than expected.

Lamont welcomes ‘optimistic’ Spring Statement

For the first time in 17 years, the UK Government is no longer spending more than it raises in taxes.

The news of the first sustained fall in public debt since 2001 was announced by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP today as part of the Spring Statement.

Vital’ Eyemouth Post Office must be saved

UPDATE: Friday 16th March

The Post Office have now secured a temporary solution and the Post Office in Eyemouth has reopened. They are working hard to find a long term alternative to that this service can be kept going and I will continue to remain in close contract with HQ about this.

Calls to end fuel ‘rip off’ in the Borders

Borderers are being charged nearly 20% more for their petrol compared to motorists in neighbouring council areas, new analysis shows.  

The discrepancy has led to calls by local MP John Lamont for national petrol stations to end their fuel price rip off.

New investigation suggests RBS have underestimated bank branch use

The figures used by RBS to justify branch closures across the Borders have been seriously called into question.

The bank have repeatedly said that branch use had fallen by 40%, despite an impression in the Borders that most branches earmarked for closure are well used.

Horse Time

Local MP John Lamont has hailed the work of Berwickshire based Horse Time following a visit to the charity.