WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP ELECTED TO DEFENCE SELECT COMMITTEE

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP ELECTED TO DEFENCE SELECT COMMITTEE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has been elected as the SNP’s representative on the House of Commons’ Defence Select Committee. The influential committee is appointed by MPs to examine the work of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and scrutinise the UK Government’s record on defence issues. Mr Docherty-Hughes has been a representative of the NATO Parliamentary assembly and member of the SNP’s defence team since being elected in 2015.  Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said: “It’s a great privilege to have…

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WELCOME FOR SCOTLAND’S AMBITIOUS PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT

WELCOME FOR SCOTLAND’S AMBITIOUS PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed the SNP Scottish Government’s Programme for Government – describing it as a bold, ambitious and progressive plan for Scotland’s future. The legislative agenda unveiled by the First Minister details 16 new Bills and includes actions to tackle poverty, transform education and develop the industries of the future. Key announcements include: A pledge to lift the public sector pay cap for NHS and other public sector workers. Extending free personal care to all…

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP AND COUNCIL PLEDGE TO SUPPORT NUSTAR OIL DEPOT WORKERS

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP AND COUNCIL PLEDGE TO SUPPORT NUSTAR OIL DEPOT WORKERS

West Dunbartonshire Council has joined Martin Docherty-Hughes MP in pledging to support Nustar workers engaged in an industrial dispute with their employer. At a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 30 August, councillors heard a deputation from Nustar staff based at the firm’s terminal in Clydebank. The group, supported by union Unite, outlined their fight against their employers attempt to impose shift changes on the workforce. Unite said NuStar has refused to engage in dialogue over working terms and despite…

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MARTIN SEEKS CLARITY ON FUTURE OF HARDGATE POST OFFICE

MARTIN SEEKS CLARITY ON FUTURE OF HARDGATE POST OFFICE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has urged Post Office bosses to step-up efforts to return Post Office services to the communities of Hardgate, Faifley and Duntocher. Hardgate Post Office has been closed temporarily since February 2017 following the resignation of the local Postmaster, resulting in residents being forced to travel considerable distance to access their nearest alternative Post Office at Clydebank Shopping Centre. The area’s local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has expressed concerns about the impact the closure is having…

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NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL HUB HEADING TO DUMBARTON

NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL HUB HEADING TO DUMBARTON

The SNP Scottish Government have partnered with BBC Scotland to invest and launch a hub of the National Film and Television School, with a base at the Dumbarton studios, known locally for its production of the TV series ‘River City’. The announcement from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has earmarked £475,000 of additional funding, in partnership with BBC Scotland for the NFTS to address gaps in education provision for the screen sector such as production accounting, script editing, factual development and…

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Executive Pay

Executive Pay

Whilst most people want to see the end of the outrageous inequalities of excessive pay, you don’t have to scratch too far below the surface to see that these proposals are heavily watered down from Theresa May’s promises. The Tories are so terrified of losing votes in the chamber that they’ve ditched the representation of workers at board level and rights for 25% of shareholders to trigger binding votes at company AGMs, to avoid their own backbench rebellions   Meanwhile, they…

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MARTIN VISITS LOMOND & ARGYLL ADVOCACY SERVICE

MARTIN VISITS LOMOND & ARGYLL ADVOCACY SERVICE

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised the work of Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service – a Dumbarton-based charity which offers independent advocacy to vulnerable residents across West Dunbartonshire. During a visit to Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service’s Dumbarton headquarters, the MP for West Dunbartonshire met with staff and volunteers at the charity to discuss the importance of independent advocacy in empowering some the most disadvantaged people in our communities. Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service, which also operates in Argyll &…

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MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP CALLS FOR END TO FREEZE ON BENEFITS

MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP CALLS FOR END TO FREEZE ON BENEFITS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the Tory UK Government to end its freeze on working-age benefits. The SNP MP has added his support to a campaign by the Poverty Alliance urging the UK Government to scrap the four year benefits freeze in the face of rising inflation and increases in living costs. UK Chancellor Philip Hammond is under pressure to use his Autumn budget to reverse the freeze on working-age benefits, including Jobseekers’ Allowance, Income Support,…

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