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.

We’re ending low pay in work

We will end low pay by setting a new target for the National Living Wage, applying to everyone over the age of 21.