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UPDATE FROM SCOTLAND’S HEALTH SECRETARY (1 APRIL 2020)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman MSP has provided the following update to MPs and MSPs on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s Health & Social Care Services. Read the letter in full (published 1st April 2020) … Continue reading

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COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR SELF EMPLOYED

On 26th March the UK Chancellor finally bowed to pressure from MPs, business organisations, and individuals, and unveiled a self-employed income support scheme. To ensure you are informed of what has been announced, below is a summary of the key … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS HELPLINES & ADVICE

I have collated a list of helplines and advice from trusted sources relating to the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I will endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible in the coming weeks so constituents know where to find advice and … Continue reading

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PUBLIC URGED TO BE VIGILANT AND STAY INFORMED ON CORONAVIRUS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged the public to be vigilant in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and stay up-to-date on the official government guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer.  The Scottish and UK Governments announced on Thursday 12th March … Continue reading

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MP BACKS WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S WASPI CAMPAIGNERS AHEAD OF UK BUDGET STATEMENT

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has reiterated his support for West Dunbartonshire’s 1950s-born women who have been hit by the UK government’s changes to state pension age. The SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire met with campaigners at Westminster this week working … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN: CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

This week in the House of Commons MPs have been busy considering the government’s plans for dealing with the global COVID-19 outbreak known as coronavirus. At the time of writing this column, six people in Scotland have tested positive for … Continue reading

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BRITISH GAS UNDER FIRE FOR CUTTING CUSTOMER PREPAYMENT METER TOP-UP OPTIONS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has raised concerns with British Gas over new arrangements for its customers who rely on prepayment meters for their gas and electricity supply. The local MP has written to the Chief Executive of British Gas … Continue reading

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MP CALLS FOR HEALTH BOARD TO RESTORE VITAL VALE HOSPITAL OUT OF HOURS GP SERVICE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has expressed his disappointment that evening and weekend GP out of hours services at the Vale of Leven Hospital are to be suspended temporarily by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The local MP has written … Continue reading

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