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Brexit Update - Indicative Votes

Last night, MPs voted on eight different options on Brexit. None of them were passed and none were supported by anywhere near a majority of MPs.

If you would like a more detailed list of what each of the 8 motions do, the BBC has a quite good summary:

Statement on Revoking Article 50

 

Like the majority of people in the Scottish Borders I voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 Referendum.

However, it was a UK wide vote carried out under the promise that whatever people decided would be implemented.

Number of people in work at record high

New official figures published today, show that unemployment in the Scottish Borders is falling and that across the UK the number of people in work was at a record high.

Brexit Update

A note to my constituents...

There is no doubt it has been a busy week in Westminster with a lot of voting on a range of options.

For my constituents, below is an account of how I voted. As ever, please get in touch if you would like any further clarity.

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.

Lamont to back amended Withdrawal Agreement

It was announced last night that the UK has secured changes to the deal. They include a legally binding addition to the Withdrawal Agreement, which gives the UK the right to start legal proceedings against the EU if the UK was tied to the so called Northern Ireland backstop indefinitely.