Monthly Archives: May 2016

West Dunbartonshire Citizen Advice Bureau and Local MP Supporting Local People

West Dunbartonshire’s Citizen Advice Bureau will be piloting joint advice and support surgeries with Martin Docherty-Hughes MP from next month.   Since being elected in May last year, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has been holding surgeries throughout West Dunbartonshire and now … Continue reading

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REPORT RAISES CONCERNS OF “COMPLEXITY AND WORKABILITY” OF EVEL

SNP: UK GOVERNMENT MUST USE EVEL REVIEW PERIOD TO “ESTABLISH COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSALS”   The Scottish National Party has today called on the UK government to urgently review the House of Commons Standing Orders on English Votes for English Laws.   … Continue reading

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4 OF 5 PARTIES ON SMITH COMMISSION BACK SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ON FISCAL FRAMEWORK

CROSS-PARTY UNITY AGAINST TORY PLANS TO SLASH BUDGET BY BACKDOOR The SNP has welcomed backing for the Scottish Government’s position in the fiscal framework negotiations from representatives of four of the five parties on the Smith Commission – with only … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT MUST RATIFY EU CONVENTION TO TACKLE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

The SNP are calling on the UK government to ratify the Istanbul Convention – the “gold standard” legal framework for tackling violence against women.   The SNP, who have secured a Westminster debate on the issue, will argue that the … Continue reading

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SNP: UK GOVERNMENT MUST REVISIT PENSION INEQUALITIES FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1950s

The SNP has called on the UK government to immediately revisit the state pension inequalities for women born in the 1950s as a petition from the Women Against State Pensions Inequality (WASPI) was debated in the House of Commons.   … Continue reading

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Statement from Martin Docherty MP on the Polaroid Closure Announcement

[UPDATES WILL FOLLOW AS WE HAVE THEM] “I am gravely concerned to hear of the proposals being put to the workforce of Polaroid Eyewear by the parent company Safilo; I am in contact with West Dunbartonshire Council and the Scottish … Continue reading

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£46,226 LOTTERY BOOST FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITIES

Five local projects are among a wide range of the latest 159 ventures across Scotland sharing over £1.2m of National Lottery funding from small grants scheme Awards for All Scotland.   In West Dunbartonshire, The Clydebank TLC Group received a £8430 … Continue reading

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Statement from Martin Docherty MP on the Vale of Leven Hospital

“Services at the Vale of Leven Hospital (VOLH) are a top priority for the SNP in Dumbarton & the Vale of Leven at all levels. Our members and politicians are people who live and work in the community, making these … Continue reading

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