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FREE TV LICENCES FOR OVER-75s

I am deeply disappointed with the BBC’s decision to scrap free TV licences for the Over-75s. This decision is ultimately the result of the UK Government shifting what should be a welfare policy on to the BBC and shirking its … Continue reading

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MARTIN COMMITS TO ‘GETTING CARERS CONNECTED’ THIS CARERS WEEK

Local MP for West Dunbartonshire, Martin Docherty-Hughes, has pledged his support to carers across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven as part of Carers Week 2019. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Carers Week which aims to celebrate … Continue reading

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TORIES SLAMMED OVER ‘BROKEN PROMISE’ AS BBC SCRAPS TV LICENCE FOR OVER-75s

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has slammed the Tory UK government for breaking another election promise, after it was revealed that the BBC will end blanket free TV licences for pensioners aged over-75. At the 2017 General Election the … Continue reading

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HOME OFFICE SLAMMED OVER FEARS PARISH PRIESTS BEING DENIED ENTRY TO UK

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at the Home Office over changes to immigration rules which make it difficult for priests and religious leaders from overseas to come to the UK.   The local SNP MP has … Continue reading

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VOTING RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS

It is a disgrace that in addition to the uncertainties that EU citizens have had to endure, over the last almost 3 years since the EU referendum, some have been denied their right to vote in the European Parliament Election. … Continue reading

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DOCHERTY-HUGHES: “THERESA MAY’S RECORD AS PM LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED”

Theresa May has finally called it quits announcing that she will step down in June. So the end of May has come sooner than expected, but in truth it’s been obvious for some time that the Prime Minister’s days at … Continue reading

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REGISTRATION OF DRONES

Legislation regarding the use and deployment of drones is reserved to Westminster. I would encourage you to make your concerns known through the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation to ensure these are heard.

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STANDING AGAINST TORTURE

It was revealed recently that the Ministry of Defence has been approving actions which would lead to torture if “the potential benefits justify accepting the risk and legal consequences”. Torture never works and is always wrong. We have known this … Continue reading

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