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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUPS SHARE IN BIG LOTTERY CASH BOOST

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated three West Dunbartonshire community groups after they were successful in securing over £100,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Scotland Fund. In the latest round of Big Lottery funding announced for local good causes, Clydebank … Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at plans that would see the number of Scotland’s elected representatives at Westminster reduced by ten per cent. The Boundary Commission Review, which is redrawing parliamentary constituencies at Westminster, published its … Continue reading

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PARLIAMENTARY PRAISE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FAIFLEY ART GROUP

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has lodged an Early Day Motion in parliament marking 30 years of Faifley Art Group. The Clydebank-based group of local artists has been praised in the House of Commons for inspiring people of all ages to learn … Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS GROWING CALLS FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has become the latest Scottish MP to join a growing body of UK political leaders adding their support to the global movement for fossil fuel divestment.

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NEW COMMITTEE REPORT WARNS UK’S ARCTIC DEFENCE PLANS ON “THIN ICE”

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to take defence of the High North and North Atlantic seriously, or risk their defence capability being on “thin ice.” Commenting on the publication of a new Defence Select … Continue reading

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MARTIN PRESSES FOREIGN SECRETARY OVER DUMBARTON MAN IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to offer his full support to the family of a Dumbarton man imprisoned in India. The SNP MP has written to the new Foreign Secretary highlighting … Continue reading

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UK CIVIL SERVICE PAY GUIDANCE

The UK Government Civil Service pay guidance does not apply to those working for the Scottish Government, its Agencies or Local Authorities in Scotland who benefit from the Scottish Government promise of a pay increase that reflects the cost of … Continue reading

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CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

The delivery of affordable childcare is crucial for the development of children as well as providing support for families. Fundamental to this is that parents on low incomes need to be protected from the impact of enormous childcare costs. The … Continue reading

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