Monthly Archives: March 2018

CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN: SCOTLAND’S SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP: “The SNP Scottish government is working to build a fairer social security system, but until Scotland’s parliament has full control over social security it will remain an uphill battle.” Last week the Poverty Alliance, in partnership with … Continue reading

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FAMILY OF MISSING ALEXANDRIA MUM LISA BROWN OFFER £100,000 REWARD

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has urged anyone with information about the disappearance of Alexandria woman Lisa Brown to come forward. The family of Lisa Brown, who has been missing since 4 November 2015 when she vanished from her … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CVS SECURES BIG LOTTERY FUNDING

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated West Dunbartonshire Council for Voluntary Services (WDCVS) for securing £123,060 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. WDCVS is one of 18 groups across Scotland to share in almost £2 million of lottery funding … Continue reading

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PLIGHT OF DUMBARTON MAN DETAINED IN INDIA RAISED IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has raised the case of a Dumbarton man detained in India during a parliamentary debate on British nationals imprisoned abroad. Speaking in the House of Commons, SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes called on the UK … Continue reading

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MP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST FOR MAID OF THE LOCH

The campaign to get the Maid of the Loch sailing again has received a boost after the award of a £950,000 funding grant from the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government has made the award through its Regeneration Capital Grant Fund … Continue reading

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT PAYMENT SYSTEM ‘PUTS VULNERABLE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DANGER’

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has said that the UK government must take action to change its benefit payments system after concerns were raised about the risk it poses to vulnerable women and children. The SNP MP has added … Continue reading

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Marriage rights in Northern Ireland

The SNP Scottish Government have long championed LGBTI equality and Scotland has been praised for having some of the best equality laws in Europe. Indeed, Scotland has been rated the best country in Europe for LGBTI equality and human rights … Continue reading

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