"General Election's Done - Let's Get on with Business" says DGChamber President

The 2019 General Election has been and is done, with 649 of the UK's 650 constituencies to have declared their results, the Tories had won 364 seats to deliver a huge House of Commons majority.

It is set to be the largest majority of any government since 2001 and the Conservatives' highest number of seats since Margaret Thatcher was their leader.

The prime minister will now visit the Queen to form a government having secured what he described as a "powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".

Speaking at a victory rally in Westminster before sunrise this morning, Mr Johnson hailed a political "earthquake" which saw Labour support crumble in its heartlands in the face of a Conservative landslide.

And he had a message for the traditional Labour voters who switched sides and "lent" the Conservatives their vote.

"Your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper as you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour the next time round," said the PM.

"If that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me... and I will never take your support for granted."


Kenny Bowie

Kenny Bowie, DGChamber President called for the new Government to push on and get Brexit done to end the uncertainty that is holding business back.

“DGChamber congratulate both Alister Jack and David Mundell on retaining their seats in their respective areas of Dumfries & Galloway and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedsdale, I look forward to meeting with both MPs in the coming weeks as we can ensure the South of Scotland’s business voice continues to be heard.”

“What we need now is the Government to deliver Brexit so businesses not just here in Dumfries & Galloway but across Scotland can pull the trigger on their plans for the future. Growing, developing and investing for the future – looking to move into new markets. DGChamber is calling for decisive steps to be taken to improve the business environment in Scotland by supporting SMEs, delivering an immigration system that is fit for purpose and reducing the cost of doing business.”