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POST COLUMN: BETTER SUPPORT FOR OUR ARMED FORCES

Coming from an Armed Forces family – where three generations, including my father, brother and now nephew have served – I recognise the importance of paying tribute to the contribution and sacrifice of our forces personnel past and present. It’s … Continue reading

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PRAISE FOR SCOTTISH SPCA ON VISIT TO DUMBARTON ANIMAL RESCUE & REHOMING CENTRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has praised the work of the Scottish SPCA after a visit to the animal welfare charity’s rehoming centre in Milton, Dumbarton. The MP for West Dunbartonshire was given a behind the scenes tour of the local animal … Continue reading

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RUTH DAVIDSON TOLD TO COME CLEAN OVER TRAIL OF MURKY DONATIONS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has set out three key questions that Ruth Davidson must answer over the trail of murky donations leading “straight to her door.” In a letter to the Scottish Tory leader, the SNP MP urged Ruth Davidson … Continue reading

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PIP LIFETIME AWARDS

Both the UK Government’s PIP and ESA process is inherently flawed, and the whole system of disability assessments needs a complete overhaul. As we saw in response to the DWP Committee’s inquiry on PIP and ESA assessments, people are being … Continue reading

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UK ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL – EDM 1305

A number of constituents have contacted me about the UK’s arms exports to Israel and Early Day Motion (EDM) 1305. I share concerns about the recent surge of violence in Gaza and UK arms exports to Israel. The SNP do … Continue reading

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IVORY TRADE

The recent increases in poaching are deplorable and are fuelled by the trade in ivory. The SNP welcomes this Bill and the UK government’s progress on tackling the illegal ivory trade. The SNP hopes to see the UK government fulfil … Continue reading

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COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC & TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA)

The UK Government is expected to bring forward a motion to ratify the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Tuesday 26th June, having postponed an earlier vote scheduled for Monday 18th June. MPs being side-lined with regards to … Continue reading

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FLAMINGO LAND PLANNING APPLICATION

After taking time to review plans for the proposed Flamingo Land development in Balloch I have decided to oppose the application in principle. Submit your views to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs planning department by 27th June using the following … Continue reading

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