MARTIN WELCOMES MOVES TO IMPROVE LINKS BETWEEN DONEGAL AND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Photo: Martin meeting with former Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has given his backing to efforts to strengthen ties between his constituency and the Irish county of Donegal.

The SNP MP, who is vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ireland and the Irish in Britain, said that he hopes plans for a new Friendship Agreement will help build on historic links between West Dunbartonshire and Donegal. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE MP IN BID TO BRING ‘WHISKY BLACK’ CONCERNS TO PARLIAMENT

Photo: Martin visiting one the areas affected by the ‘whisky black’ fungus.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, is to launch a bid to secure a debate in the House of Commons on the impact of ‘whisky black’ – a fungus believed to blacken the exterior of properties located in close proximity to whisky bonds.

It follows concerns raised to the MP by residents across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven about property exteriors – including homes, garden furniture and vehicles – being affected by the black fungus material. Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS BBC OVER PLANS TO SCRAP FREE TV LICENCES FOR PENSIONERS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at the BBC and UK government over proposals to scrap the concessionary TV licence for over 75 year olds.

The SNP MP says that more than 7,000 elderly households across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven would be detrimentally affected if the plans go ahead. Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 30 JANUARY 2019

We may be several weeks into the new year, but politics at Westminster continues to be dominated by Brexit. And after the Prime Minister’s humiliating defeat in parliament over the UK’s Brexit deal, the path ahead out of this mess remains unclear. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RESIDENTS URGED TO SEEK ADVICE ON GREEN DEAL MIS-SELLING

Martin at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Green Deal Mis-selling.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has urged residents in West Dunbartonshire who may have been mis-sold home energy efficiency measures such as solar panels to come forward and seek advice.

Thousands of Scots who signed up to a UK Government-backed Green Deal scheme to fund home energy efficiency improvements have found themselves facing substantial debts and financial difficulties. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE MP SLAMS LABOUR AND TORIES IN WAKE OF NO CONFIDENCE VOTE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has hit out at the Tories and Labour at Westminster, urging both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to change tack ahead of cross-party talks over Brexit.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes, who voted against the Prime Minister in a vote of no confidence, said that his constituents in West Dunbartonshire are being failed by a UK government in ‘crisis and disarray’. Continue reading

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MARTIN SIGNS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST BOOK OF COMMITMENT

 

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS

My constituency office will be closed from Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7 January 2019.

The office answer phone will take messages on 0141 952 2988 and emails received at martin.docherty.mp@parliament.uk. However, these will not be routinely monitored and may not be actioned until the the office reopens.

My next advice surgery will be on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 5pm at Clydebank Central Library.

West Dunbartonshire Council has published a helpful guide to emergency contact information and out of hours services during the festive period at: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/council/festive-service-availability/

I’d like to wish all my constituents across Dumbarton, Clydebank and the Vale of Leven a very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.

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