CAMPAIGN CONTINUES TO HELP RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY ‘WHISKY BLACK’ FUNGUS

Picture: Martin meeting with health experts Dr Linda de Caestecker & Dr Gillian Penrice to discuss whisky black concerns.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has vowed to continue helping local residents affected by ‘whisky black’ – a fungus believed to cause the discolouration of property located near to whisky bonds.

The local SNP MP became the first ever parliamentarian to raise the issue of whisky black in the House of Commons, highlighting concerns following the results of a survey of constituents living in Clydebank, Dumbarton and Alexandria. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

MARTIN ‘WEARS IT PINK’ IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN

Pic: Martin supporting the ‘Wear It Pink’ campaign in parliament.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes added a dash of pink to their usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is calling for their constituents across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale to join him in signing up for wear it pink and helping to make possible life-saving breast cancer research and life changing support for those affected by the disease. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

LIB DEMS SLAMMED OVER REPORTS OF PACT WITH TORIES

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has slammed the Lib Dems for preparing to work with extreme Brexiteers in the Tory party in an attempt to ensure the SNP doesn’t have a “clean sweep” of seats in a snap general election.

The SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire has said the Lib Dems simply can’t be trusted after it was reported that talks were “ongoing” between the two parties in an attempt to block an SNP landslide – despite the party’s leader previously calling for anti-Brexit parties to work together. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

MAJOR NEW PIPELINE OPENED AT ERSKINE BRIDGE

Picture: Martin alongside Gavin Newlands MP opening the new Erskine Bridge Pipeline.

MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes joined MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Gavin Newlands to officially open a new almost 2km long gas pipeline under the River Clyde at the Erskine Bridge.

The new pipeline replaces two 1.5km pipelines previously suspended under the Erskine Bridge. Maintaining the existing pipelines had become both costly and time consuming for both SGN and the Scottish Government therefore the decision was taken to remove the pipes from the Bridge and design a replacement pipeline. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

BORIS JOHNSON MUST TAKE NO DEAL BREXIT OFF THE TABLE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has said Boris Johnson should rule out a damaging no-deal Brexit after the new Prime Minister’s plans were defeated in parliament.

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes voted in the House of Commons this week to support the passing of a cross-party Bill designed to prevent the threat of crashing out of the EU on 31st October.

It comes as a YouGov poll for The Times Scotland suggests voters across Scotland are increasingly backing the SNP, with the party polling to win 51 of Scotland’s 59 seats in a snap general election. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

TORY SHUTDOWN OF PARLIAMENT IS AN UNDEMOCRATIC DISGRACE

As I write this it’s the beginning of what’s set to be an eventful week at Westminster. Over the past few days I’ve been contacted by an unprecedented number of constituents who are outraged by Boris Johnson’s undemocratic and disgraceful move to shut down parliament.

More than 1.7m people have signed a petition to stop the proroguing of parliament, but this Tory UK government refuses to take the blinkers off as it presses on with its pursuit of a damaging no-deal Brexit on 31st October. Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues, News | Leave a comment

MARTIN JOINS POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL AROUND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Photo: Martin with officers at Clydebank Police Station

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has joined Police Scotland officers out on patrol to see first-hand what goes in to keeping the communities of West Dunbartonshire safe.

The Member of Parliament, who represents Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven, spent the afternoon on the beat with L Division officers as part of the Police Scotland ‘Give a Day to Policing’ initiative.

During a visit to Clydebank Police Station, Martin was given a behind the scenes look at the CCTV control centre to discuss how technology is utilised to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP CALLS ON ASDA TO RETHINK FORCED CONTRACT CHANGES

MP for West Dunbartonshire, Martin Docherty-Hughes, has urged bosses at ASDA to reconsider proposed changes to staff contracts that could see supermarket workers lose hundreds of pounds a year.

The local SNP MP, who represents constituents working at ASDA stores in Clydebank and Dumbarton, has written to the supermarket’s Chief Executive Roger Burnley to raise concerns on behalf of local staff affected. Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment