Local News

Council underspend reflects hard work

As reported in today's East Lothian Courier, East Lothian Council budget spending was 2.1 per cent below expected in the first quarter of this financial year.  Councillor Michael Veitch weclomed this as "good news".

Conservative MEP demands Cod fishing restrictions are lifted

Ian Duncan, MEP for Scotland, will help lead efforts in the European Parliament to repeal the EU’s Cod Recovery Plan. Dr Duncan has been appointed lead negotiator of the European Conservative and Reformist Group and will seek to convince the European Commission both to recognise the healthy state of the North Sea cod stocks and to discontinue the recovery plan as no longer necessary.

SNP 'kicking farmers in teeth' over outrageous loan interest rate

Ian Duncan, Conservative MEP for Scotland, has written an urgent letter to Farming Secretary Richard Lochhead demanding he rule out charging farmers a five percent interest rate on Government loans after the Scottish Government botched basic payments. 

East Lothian supports 2016 Campaign Launch

The East Lothian Scottish Conservative & Unionist Association was out in force to support Ruth Davidson and the launch of the 2016 Holyrood campaign.