MAID OF THE LOCH IS A PROUD PART OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S HERITAGE

Martin alongside Board members Anne Urquhart and Iain Robertson.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has offered his full support to team at the Maid of the Loch as they work to overcome a funding setback after the Heritage Lottery Fund pulled out of the project. Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 10 OCTOBER 2018

The beginning of autumn marks UK party conference season, and the political headlines from the Tory gathering have been dominated by images of the Prime Minister’s dodgy dance moves. It was desperate stuff from the PM who’s kidding on if they think it’ll distract from the devastating impact Tory policies are having on our communities. Continue reading

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IR35 TAX RULE

My colleague Kirsty Blackman MP warned the Chancellor about the risks of the IR35 tax change during the 25 April 2017 debate of the Finance Bill last year and the SNP will use this autumn’s Budget process to yet again demand action from the UK Government. Continue reading

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UK CITIZENS BREXIT

Peoples’ lives should not be used as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations. Continue reading

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DISAPPOINTMENT AT ‘DEVASTATING’ FUNDING BLOW FOR MAID OF THE LOCH

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said a decision by the Heritage Lottery Fund not to approve funding for the Maid of the Loch restoration project is “devastating”.

The Maid of the Loch, which has been moored at Balloch for more than 20 years, has been undergoing refurbishment as part of multi-million pound plans to restore the iconic paddle steamer to its former glory. Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS NATIONAL FITNESS DAY AT GOLDENHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Martin alongside pupils at Goldenhill Primary and the Active Schools team.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has welcomed an increase in the number of West Dunbartonshire school pupils getting active following a visit to Goldenhill Primary to mark National Fitness Day.

The MP for West Dunbartonshire pulled on his running shoes after being invited by the Active Schools team to join local school pupils on a morning run at Goldenhill Park. Continue reading

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MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA

The SNP believes that any military intervention in Syria is likely to make the humanitarian crisis worse not better, particularly as it does not contribute to longer-term peace. Continue reading

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AMAZON TAX

The UK Government should follow the EU’s lead and undertake a full and comprehensive review of how best to tax online retailers to ensure they pay a fair share. Continue reading

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