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Month: September 2017

MP BACKING FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE ALCOHOL SUPPORT GROUP

MP BACKING FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE ALCOHOL SUPPORT GROUP

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised a Dumbarton-based charity for its work over the past 40 years to people support affected by alcohol across West Dunbartonshire. Mr Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, said he was inspired by the dedication of staff and volunteers at Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) following a visit to the charity’s support centre at West Bridgend in Dumbarton. DACA, which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary, is a community-based alcohol service providing advice, information and counselling for anyone in…

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BEDROOM TAX: WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WORST AFFECTED PART OF UK

BEDROOM TAX: WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WORST AFFECTED PART OF UK

New figures released by the UK Government have revealed that West Dunbartonshire is the area of the UK worst affected by the Tories’ Bedroom Tax.   In a response to a parliamentary question to the UK Work & Pensions Secretary, it was revealed that the constituency with the largest total weekly amount deducted from housing benefit claimants as a result of the removal of the “spare room subsidy” is West Dunbartonshire.    The latest figures from the DWP show that West…

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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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