MARTIN LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE SCHOOLS

Martin with previous winners Aila Muir (Bonhill Primary), Carla Currie (Aitkenbar Primary) &  Alyssa Glass (St Mary’s Primary).

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has launched his 2018 parliamentary Christmas card design competition for local primary schools.

West Dunbartonshire’s creative school pupils will be submitting their designs for the MP’s annual Christmas card competition to raise funds for local good causes. Continue reading

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RALLY ON PARLIAMENT IN SUPPORT OF SCOT IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin alongside Jagtar’s brother Gurpreet Singh Johal from Dumbarton.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to ‘get serious’ as campaigners prepare to march on parliament in support of a Scot imprisoned in India for the past twelve months. Continue reading

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MEETING WITH HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS TO DISCUSS ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has met with housing staff from Bellsmyre and Cordale Housing Associations to discuss the impact of the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) in West Dunbartonshire. Continue reading

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MARTIN COMMEMORATES CENTENARY OF THE ARMISTICE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

The SNP MP spoke in a House of Commons debate commemorating the Centenary of the end of the First World War. Continue reading

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JAGTAR SINGH JOHAL: 12 MONTHS DETAINED

It’s a year to the day since my constituent Jagtar Singh Johal, a 31 year old Scot from Dumbarton, was arrested in India whilst out shopping with his newlywed wife. In scenes reminiscent of a kidnapping, Jagtar had a sack thrown over his head and was dragged into a van by plain-clothed officers as his terrified wife watched on helplessly. Continue reading

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UK AUTUMN BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has accused the Tory UK government of failing to support hard-pressed families following the autumn Budget unveiled this week by the Chancellor. Continue reading

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RIP OFF LOANS

Whilst short term lending can play a positive role in helping those with temporary cash flow problems, the high rates charged by pay lenders have left many families trapped into a dangerous spiral into debt from which they cannot escape. Continue reading

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LGBT RIGHTS IN CHECHNYA

Russia’s record on LGBT rights is completely unacceptable – this undoubtedly forms part of the position of much of the international community that the country fails to stand up for human rights and must be sanctioned accordingly. Continue reading

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