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Month: June 2018

ARMED FORCES BILL WILL GIVE SERVICE PERSONNEL ‘ONE STRONG VOICE’

ARMED FORCES BILL WILL GIVE SERVICE PERSONNEL ‘ONE STRONG VOICE’

SNP MP and member of the Defence Select Committee Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has said that the Ten Minute Rule Bill in his name is aimed at giving service personnel ‘one strong voice’. Mr Docherty Hughes’ Bill – presented at Westminster today (Wednesday) is calling for the introduction of an Armed Forces Representative Body on a statutory footing and Mr Docherty-Hughes has said it is a ‘vital step to ensure that Armed Forces personnel can improve their working and economic conditions’….

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MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR ACTION ON SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR ACTION ON SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has added his backing to a campaign to help reduce the number of young people dying from undiagnosed heart conditions. Across the UK it’s estimated that 12 young people lose their lives each week due to undiagnosed cardiac conditions – a statistic the MP for West Dunbartonshire has described as “tragic and sobering”. SNP MP Docherty-Hughes has joined all 59 of Scotland’s MPs in signing a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of…

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MoD ‘CHAOS’ SHOWS TORIES CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH SCOTLAND’S SECURITY

MoD ‘CHAOS’ SHOWS TORIES CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH SCOTLAND’S SECURITY

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said the Tory government “can’t be trusted with Scotland’s security” following a critical new report from the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. The report, published today, calls on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use to upcoming Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to address “the perception of inherent and intractable chaos in Defence”, and raises concerns regarding the affordability of current MoD plans, warning “The fundamental problem is that the personnel and equipment requirements…laid down…

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP WALKS OUT OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AS SCOTLAND IS SILENCED ON BREXIT

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP WALKS OUT OF HOUSE OF COMMONS AS SCOTLAND IS SILENCED ON BREXIT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said he walked out of the House of Commons to stand up for his constituents following repeated attempts by the Tory government to silence Scotland’s voice on Brexit. The MP for West Dunbartonshire joined the SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP in defence of the will of Scotland’s parliament, after the Speaker asked Mr Blackford to leave during Prime Minister’s Questions. The SNP’s Westminster Leader had called for the House of Commons to sit in private, following…

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MP TO RUN SCOTTISH HALF MARATHON FOR CARERS OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

MP TO RUN SCOTTISH HALF MARATHON FOR CARERS OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP is set to run the Scottish Half Marathon to raise funds for local charity Carers of West Dunbartonshire. The MP for West Dunbartonshire visited the Carers’ Centre based on Dumbarton Road to launch his fundraising campaign ahead of Carers Week 2018 which takes place 11-17 June. Mr Docherty-Hughes will pull on his running shoes in the hope of raising £1,000 for the local community group which provides support to carers across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of…

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MP LAUNCHES SURVEY ON IMPACT OF ‘WHISKY BLACK’ IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

MP LAUNCHES SURVEY ON IMPACT OF ‘WHISKY BLACK’ IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has launched a survey of local residents examining the impact of ‘whisky black’ on properties across West Dunbartonshire. It follows concerns raised to the MP by residents about property exteriors – including homes, garden furniture and vehicles – being affected by a black fungus material. The growth of the fungus, known as baudoinia compniacensis, is believed to be the result of the evaporation of ethanol during the whisky maturation process at local bonds and distilleries. Mr Docherty-Hughes…

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MARTIN SINGS PRAISES OF DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY CHOIR

MARTIN SINGS PRAISES OF DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY CHOIR

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has highlighted the support available to families affected by dementia to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2018. The MP for West Dunbartonshire paid a visit to the Every Voice Community Choir at St Augustine’s Church – a dementia friendly singing group organised by Clydebank-based Alzheimer Scotland. The theme of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 4-11 June, is that nobody should have to go through dementia alone. The Every Voice Choir is being highlighted as an…

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