Monthly Archives: February 2018

CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN SALMAN UK VISIT

I’ve received emails from many constituents concerning the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s to the UK. The SNP have been vocal in recent years in their calls for the UK Government to cease arms deals with the … Continue reading

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BIG LOTTERY FUNDING BOOST FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES

Martin Docherty-Hughes, SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed the success of local community projects which have secured over half a million pounds of funding from Big Lottery Scotland. Two West Dunbartonshire based charities will benefit from a cash injection … Continue reading

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UK DEFENCE SECRETARY GRILLED ON ARMED FORCES CUTS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said the costs of Trident are ‘spiralling out of control’ as the UK government’s defence cuts face further scrutiny from MPs. The comments came as new UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson made his … Continue reading

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MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP BACKS REFUGEE FAMILY REUNION BILL

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has added his backing to a Private Members’ Bill which would allow more refugee families to be reunited in safety in the UK. The Refugee Family Reunion Bill, published this week at Westminster by SNP MP Angus … Continue reading

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PIP ASSESSMENTS

Both the UK Government’s PIP and ESA process is inherently flawed, and the whole system of disability assessments needs a complete overhaul. According to Scottish Government data from Oct 2017, around 30,000 disabled people could lose entitlement to non-means tested … Continue reading

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CARERS ALLOWANCE AND PENSIONERS

Pensioners in Scotland and across the UK make an enormous contribution to our care system. The contribution that carers make to our society is priceless. It’s only right that they are duly valued and properly supported. The SNP Scottish Government … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, is urging local charities and community groups to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery. Projects in West Dunbartonshire have been successful in applying for over £75,000 of … Continue reading

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FAMILY OF SCOT DETAINED IN INDIA MARK 100 DAYS SINCE ARREST

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has joined the family of Jagtar Singh Johal, a 31 year old Scot detained in India, to mark 100 days since his arrest. Jagtar, a Scottish Sikh from Dumbarton, has been held in Punjab … Continue reading

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