Author Archives: Communications Officer

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

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

EU CITIZENS

The SNP favours retaining Single Market access, which facilitates the benefits of EU citizenship. We have sought to be cooperative in the UK framework, and have attempted to mitigate the effects of a Brexit that the people that we were … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

BEER DUTY

Small, local businesses are not only the backbone of Scotland’s economy, but often play a vital role as social hubs at the heart of our communities. The SNP recognises the place of pubs in this regard, and the Scottish Government … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RANKED BEST IN SCOTLAND FOR BROADBAND SPEEDS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed a new study which places West Dunbartonshire as the best area in Scotland for access to fast broadband speeds. The research on national broadband speeds published by the ‘Centre for Towns’ project found that … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment

MARTIN SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT OVER ALEXANDRIA JOB CENTRE CLOSURE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has slammed the Tory UK government for pressing ahead with the closure of Alexandria Job Centre. The SNP MP, who has been campaigning to keep the local job centre open, has hit out at … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment