Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown told ITV Border that difficult financial times are here to stay, after the council announced proposed spending cuts of £7.2 million:
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown has vowed to support people in Dalbeattie who have lost their jobs, in every way he can:
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown is sympathising with families after the loss of 40 jobs at a fabrication firm in Dalbeattie.
Administrators said the company had suffered as a result of cost over-runs on recent projects, impacted by the difficulties in the construction sector.
– Russell Brown MP, Dumfries and Galloway, Labour
"This is a big blow to Dalbeattie and the loss of 40 jobs is a huge number for the area.
This is a real travesty for the workforce and their families. To find out just days before Christmas that they are being made redundant is awful news and has thrown their lives intoturmoil.
I have spoken with some of the workforce and the administrator and I have made it clear that I will do all I can to help get the employees their redundancy payments as quickly as possible.
"Once again we see the real difficulties facing the construction sector and unfortunately this is another casualty."