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.
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.
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.