Monthly Archives: November 2017

SNP WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR FAIR PENSIONS FOR WASPI WOMEN

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said that the SNP will never stop fighting for women born in the 1950s who face losing thousands of pounds due to changes in their state pension age. Over 6,300 women in West … Continue reading

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SNP MPs PRESS FOR FURTHER ACTION TO TACKLE FLAWS IN UNIVERSAL CREDIT

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has criticised UK Chancellor Philip Hammond for not doing enough in his Autumn Budget to tackle problems in the roll-out of Universal Credit. The MP for West Dunbartonshire has joined SNP colleagues at Westminster in calling … Continue reading

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TORY BUDGET FAILS HARD-PRESSED FAMILIES IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has responded to the UK government’s Autumn budget, condemning the Chancellor’s plans as a missed opportunity to boost household incomes and support hard-pressed families in West Dunbartonshire. A report by the Resolution Foundation has warned that … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – UK BUDGET 2017

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP: “Despite living in one of the richest countries in the world the UK government continues to pursue an austerity agenda which is forcing more people than ever before to turn to food banks and rely on emergency … Continue reading

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BIG LOTTERY FUNDING AWARD FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUP

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed the success of a community-based addictions charity in securing an award of National Lottery funding. The Alternatives Community Recovery Project, which provides support and counselling to families in West Dunbartonshire affected by … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP LAUNCHES SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has launched his annual school Christmas card competition to raise funds for local good causes. After the success of last year’s contest, which was won by Erin Wilson of Lennox Primary and raised £400 … Continue reading

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REPORT WARNS TORY AUSTERITY WILL DRIVE A MILLION MORE CHILDREN INTO POVERTY

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said the Tory claim to make work pay “lies in tatters”, as a new report reveals a decade of cuts to tax credits and Universal Credit has slashed family incomes and pushed children into poverty. … Continue reading

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