Following Nick Clegg's decision to replace Michael Moore as Secretary of State for Scotland, the Borders MP released the following statement:
"It has been a huge privilege to serve as Secretary of State for Scotland for the past three years. The constitutional debate is at a critical point and I am proud of the part I have played in it so far.
"Delivering more powers for the Scottish Parliament through the Scotland Act and negotiating the Edinburgh Agreement to secure a legal, fair and decisive referendum are two particular highlights.
"Throughout my time in government I have drawn great support from people across the Borders. I am hugely grateful for that support and I have been proud to draw attention to the region in the work that I have been doing nationally.
"But my ongoing constituency work over the past few years has kept me focussed on the challenges facing people and I will continue to work hard on behalf of my constituents in the months ahead."
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