Faster and more reliable fibre broadband promised by Ofcom

Ofcom has proposed more flexible regulation to allow the UK’s broadband infrastructure to be upgraded. This would mean homes and businesses across the UK would benefit from much faster and more reliable fibre broadband.

EU funding for farmers secured

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that farmers in Scotland will be able to sow their crops and care for their livestock in confidence this year as he announces a £473m cash injection. This will replace funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as Britain leaves the EU.

1 in 10 still have poor broadband in the Borders

The Connected Nations Report 2019 published by Ofcom has shown that 9% of Borders’ premises get less than 10mb/s download speeds from their broadband connection.

This is significantly worse than Scotland as a whole where only 4% of premises are receiving the slowest speeds.

Lamont re-elected in the Borders

John Lamont MP has commented after being re-elected to Westminster for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency.

John received 25,747 votes which is 48.4% of the votes cast.

Lamont backs December election

Local MP John Lamont has said he will be voting again for a General Election this evening as the only way to get Brexit sorted.


UK Parliament Week 2019 to be celebrated across the Borders

As Westminster gears up for a potential General Election, local MP John Lamont is inviting everyone in the Scottish Borders to get involved in ‘Parliament Week’ to learn more about how Scotland’s other Parliament affects people’s lives.

John Lamont urges Borderers to support Poppy Scotland’s annual appeal

Local MP John Lamont has urged Borderers to back this year’s Poppy Scotland appeal by volunteering their time for the charity and by buying a poppy.

John Lamont MP attended the launch of this year’s Poppy Scotland appeal at Dover House, home of the Scotland Office in London.

Why I'm backing the new Brexit Deal

Despite repeated claims from EU negotiators and opposition MPs that the previous Brexit deal would not be reopened, the Prime Minister has renegotiated a new deal and scrapped the controversial Northern Irish backstop.