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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RESIDENTS URGED TO ENJOY EASING OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS RESPONSIBLY

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, residents in West Dunbartonshire have been encouraged to enjoy themselves responsibly and support local businesses where possible. From today (Friday 16th April), outdoor meetings in groups of up to six adults from up to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN SCOTLAND

On 13 April 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced an acceleration of the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in Scotland. Travel within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise will be allowed from Friday 16 April.

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TORIES MUST NOT BETRAY SCOTLAND OVER SHIPBUILDING – AGAIN

Following the Integrated Review, SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to guarantee that any future contracts for warships benefits Scotland’s shipyards – saying the Tories must not betray Scotland’s shipbuilding industry and vital national interests again. … Continue reading

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TIMETABLE FOR EASING LOCKDOWN

Scotland’s First Minister has set out a timetable for the re-opening of parts of society over the next two months. Stay at Home regulations will be lifted on 2 April and replaced with guidance to Stay Local, with more services … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK BLITZ 80TH ANNIVERSARY

I have tabled the following Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz: Motion text “That this House remembers with respect and sadness the Clydebank Blitz, which commenced on the 13th … Continue reading

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TORY UK BUDGET WILL WORSEN INEQUALITY IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has responded to the UK Chancellor’s Spring Budget statement, warning that it fails to deliver the level of support needed to help hard-pressed families and businesses recover from the coronavirus crisis. The Westminster government has … Continue reading

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MP SLAMS DWP OVER DELAYS TO WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) over delays to pensioners in West Dunbartonshire receiving their Winter Fuel Payments. The Winter Fuel Payment is a UK-wide benefit worth between £100 … Continue reading

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MP WELCOMES COMMITMENT FROM NHS 24 THAT NEW CLYDEBANK PREMISES WILL BE FOUND FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WORKERS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed a commitment from NHS 24‘s Chief Executive that new Clydebank-based premises will be made available for its workers in West Dunbartonshire. The NHS 24 helpline services are set to fully vacate their current premises at Clydebank’s Golden Jubilee … Continue reading

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