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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TORIES SLAMMED OVER ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE TO SCOTLAND

Picture: Martin grilling Tory Govt Ministers at Defence Select Committee.

The Tories at Westminster have admitted to breaking the promise they made during the ‘Better Together’ campaign to increase the number of defence personnel in Scotland by 2020.

In 2013, Philip Hammond, as Defence Secretary during the Scottish Independence referendum campaign, made a commitment to increase the number of defence personnel to 12,500 – 9.2% of the UK total – by 2020. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS LAUNCH OF POPPY SCOTLAND APPEAL

Picture: Martin representing West Dunbartsonshire at Poppy Scotland Appeal launch.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is getting behind the launch of this year’s Poppy Scotland appeal in support of armed forces veterans and their families.

The annual Scottish Poppy Appeal is taking place in the run up to Remembrance Sunday in November, helping to raise funds in aid of ex-servicemen and women across Scotland. Continue reading

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DEFENCE SECRETARY GRILLED OVER SPIRALLING COSTS OF UK’S DELAYED NUCLEAR SUBMARINES

Picture: Martin questioning Secretary of State Ben Wallace at Defence Select Committee

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK Defence Secretary over concerns about the MoD’s handling of its multi-billion pound Trident submarine renewal programme.

During an appearance in front of the Defence Select Committee, Tory Secretary of State Ben Wallace was forced to admit delivery of the UK government’s Astute-class submarine programme would be delayed by almost two years. Continue reading

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TORIES TOLD TO THINK AGAIN OVER COMPULSORY VOTER ID PLANS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the Tory UK government over its plans to introduce compulsory photographic ID for voting in future elections.

Local SNP MP Docherty-Hughes has been inundated with emails from constituents across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale voicing concerns that disadvantaged voters face being disenfranchised. Continue reading

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RENEWED CALLS FOR ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE BODY OVER SERVICE PERSONNEL PAY CONCERNS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has renewed calls for an armed forces representative body after it was revealed the lowest paid armed forces personnel are paid almost £2 less than the UK government’s National Minimum Wage.

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes – Scotland’s only representative on the Common’s Defence Select Committee – has said he plans to re-introduce his Private Member’s Bill to create a representative body giving service personnel ‘one strong voice’. Continue reading

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