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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHARITIES URGED TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, is urging local charities and community groups to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery. Projects in West Dunbartonshire have been successful in applying for over £75,000 of grant awards in recent years, including £18,500 for Glasgow Fever Basketball Club, £1,950 for Loch Lomond Rowing Club and £19,888 for ENABLE Scotland The latest funding rounds for the People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Community…

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FAMILY OF SCOT DETAINED IN INDIA MARK 100 DAYS SINCE ARREST

FAMILY OF SCOT DETAINED IN INDIA MARK 100 DAYS SINCE ARREST

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has joined the family of Jagtar Singh Johal, a 31 year old Scot detained in India, to mark 100 days since his arrest. Jagtar, a Scottish Sikh from Dumbarton, has been held in Punjab since 4 November 2017. The arrest came two weeks after Jagtar, also known as ‘Jaggi’, travelled to India from Scotland for his wedding. This week marks 100 days that Jagtar has been held without charge. His family continue to campaign…

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MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP BACKS ‘SAVE OUR SCOTCH’ CAMPAIGN

MARTIN DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP BACKS ‘SAVE OUR SCOTCH’ CAMPAIGN

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has added his backing to a campaign in support of workers in the Scotch whisky industry. The ‘Save Our Scotch’ campaign, led by the Unite Union, has been launched in response to concerns that whisky jobs in Scotland are at risk from outsourcing oversees. Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) highlighting the campaign and calling for cross-party support to ensure that whisky industry jobs remain in Scotland. Under current…

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Driverless Cars and Climate Change

Driverless Cars and Climate Change

I’ve received a number of campaign emails seeking my views on the issue of driverless cars and climate change. Vehicle insurance policies must be set up in a way to make it easy to facilitate automated vehicles in the future, and the recent Automated Vehicles Bill worked to ensure that this is the case. SNP MPs are, however, concerned about the potential costs to policyholders, and contention over liability between manufacturers and insurers. It is incredibly important that in the…

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MP SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION IN FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE

MP SHOWS SUPPORT FOR BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION IN FIGHT AGAINST HEART DISEASE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland at Clydebank to find out more about how it raises funds for pioneering cardiovascular research. The MP for West Dunbartonshire was welcomed by store manager Mark Johnston, and met with the Clydebank store’s team of staff and volunteers. In addition to receiving a tour of the premises, which opened in October 2017, Martin heard about the work that goes into generating vital donations, sorting and displaying stock and making sales…

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MARTIN COMMEMORATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

MARTIN COMMEMORATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27 January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the lead up…

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Immigration Detention

Immigration Detention

The routine use of immigration detention is appalling. The fact that the UK is unique in the EU in not even having any time limit on detention is shameful. The SNP Westminster Group have called on the UK Government to demand a time limit on detention, better judicial oversight of decisions to detain. We need a new approach which prioritises compassion and fairness over punishment and isolation – helping those who seek asylum to more easily integrate into our communities…

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Palestinian Children and Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian Children and Ahed Tamimi

I share the concerns of a number of constituents who have contacted me about the arrests of Palestinian children and outrage at the continued detention of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi in Israel. This practice is in violation of international law and is something that the SNP outright condemns. The SNP support the European Union position of a two-state solution and we firmly encourage Israel and Palestine to reach a sustainable, negotiated settlement under international law, based on mutual recognition and the…

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