WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP SHOWS SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CANCER

Martin showing support for World Cancer Day at a meeting with charities in the House of Commons.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has shown his support for NHS staff and families affected by cancer at a House of Commons event marking World Cancer Day.

The local MP met with cancer specialists and campaigners from Cancer Research UK to learn about the charity’s latest research and show their support for all those working to ensure more people survive their cancer.

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NEW POST OFFICE FOR DUNTOCHER SET TO BE DELIVERED NEXT MONTH

Picture: Martin meeting with Post Office External Affairs Manager Mark Gibson.

MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed the announcement that a new Post Office is set to open in Duntocher next month on Thursday 19th March.

The new branch will open at the Spar store based at 74-76 Dumbarton Road, Duntocher, which has been run by the Sadiq family for over 35 years.

It is expected to offer a range of Post Office services including mail and parcels, personal and business banking and facilities for bill payments. Continue reading

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TORY MINISTER SLAMMED OVER ‘DEEP-FRIED MARS BAR’ RESPONSE TO QUESTION ON FOODBANKS

A Tory government Minister is facing criticism after making a joke about deep-fried Mars bars in response to a question from West Dunbartonshire’s MP about the impact of Universal Credit on foodbanks.

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes slammed Tory DWP Minister Will Quince for their “ignorant and disrespectful” response to an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on further delays to the roll-out of the UK government’s Universal Credit policy. Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – JANUARY 2020

As this is my first column since the snap general election, I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who voted across West Dunbartonshire. It’s an immense privilege to be re-elected as your local Member of Parliament.

I’m determined to continue working hard as a strong voice for our communities of Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale. Regardless of how you voted, I’m here to help all my constituents. My 8 monthly advice surgeries are now back up and running, so if you need any assistance please get in touch and I’ll do my best to help. Continue reading

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CHILDREN’S CHARITY CHAS GIVEN ‘STUNNING’ GIFT OF ARDOCH ESTATE IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin meeting Andrew & Morven of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

A Scottish charity that supports terminally ill-children and their families is to benefit from the donation of the stunning Ardoch Estate overlooking Loch Lomond in West Dunbartonshire.

Children’s hospice charity CHAS, which runs Robin House in Balloch, has been gifted the 133-acre country estate in Gartocharn by landowner Peter Armitage and his family along with a further cash donation of £1million. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP URGES RESIDENTS TO ‘STAND TOGETHER’ THIS HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Pic: Martin meeting with Holocaust survivor Hannah Lewis MBE.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on people to ‘stand together’ in remembrance of the millions of people who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

In the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January), the local Member of Parliament attended a reception in the House of Commons launching a campaign alongside survivors of the Holocaust. Continue reading

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING

It is a immense privilege to be re-elected as your MP for West Dunbartonshire. Thank you to everyone who voted on a cold December day and thank you to all those who worked tirelessly for a SNP mandate to re-enforce Scotland’s right to determine its own governance and destiny.

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SNAP ELECTION WILL BE CRITICAL TO SCOTLAND’S FUTURE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said he’s ready to take on the Tories as voters are set to go to the polls in a snap general election on Thursday 12th December.

The local SNP MP, who represents Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale in the House of Commons, said the upcoming poll will be one of the most important in Scotland’s history. Continue reading

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