Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Borders Conservative & Unionist Association was held at the Buccleuch Arms, St Boswells at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 2nd March. In the course of the meeting the report for the Association's activities for the year ending 31st December 2014 was presented and officers for the coming year were elected. The Association's two campaign managers then reported on campaigning activities in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. John Lamont MSP, the PPC for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk talked about the collapse in support for the Liberal Democrats and the shift of much of their backing to the SNP and Councillor Michelle Ballantyne, leader of the Conservative group, reported on developments at Scottish Borders Council.

Prime Minister visits Hawick

After a—dare we describe it as wasted?—morning spent in Edinburgh, the Prime Minister got down to the serious business of the day with a visit to Hawick Knitwear followed by a reception at Hawick RFC at which he addressed some 300 supporters, as well as passing on tips to the team during its training session—or maybe it was the other way round.

Rishi Sunak's Plan for Jobs: Speech in Full

Our plan for jobs is about supporting people to find the jobs that are out there, creating new jobs through investing in our infrastructure and housing, and finally protecting jobs by revitalising the hard-hit sectors upon which many jobs depend.

Boris Johnson unveils a New Deal for Britain

The Prime Minister this morning set out our ‘New Deal’, an ambitious economic strategy to rebuild Britain across the UK, putting jobs, skills and infrastructure investment at the heart of our economic recovery post-coronavirus, and delivering on our manifesto pledges to level up the entire countr