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DECEMBER SNAP ELECTION WILL BE CRITICAL TO SCOTLAND’S FUTURE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said he’s ready to take on the Tories as voters are set to go to the polls in a snap general election on Thursday 12th December. The local SNP MP, who represents Clydebank, Dumbarton … Continue reading

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TORIES SLAMMED OVER ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE TO SCOTLAND

The Tories at Westminster have admitted to breaking the promise they made during the ‘Better Together’ campaign to increase the number of defence personnel in Scotland by 2020. In 2013, Philip Hammond, as Defence Secretary during the Scottish Independence referendum … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS LAUNCH OF POPPY SCOTLAND APPEAL

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is getting behind the launch of this year’s Poppy Scotland appeal in support of armed forces veterans and their families. The annual Scottish Poppy Appeal is taking place in the run up to Remembrance Sunday … Continue reading

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DEFENCE SECRETARY GRILLED OVER SPIRALLING COSTS OF UK’S DELAYED NUCLEAR SUBMARINES

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK Defence Secretary over concerns about the MoD’s handling of its multi-billion pound Trident submarine renewal programme. During an appearance in front of the Defence Select Committee, Tory Secretary of … Continue reading

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TORIES TOLD TO THINK AGAIN OVER COMPULSORY VOTER ID PLANS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the Tory UK government over its plans to introduce compulsory photographic ID for voting in future elections. Local SNP MP Docherty-Hughes has been inundated with emails from constituents across Clydebank, Dumbarton … Continue reading

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RENEWED CALLS FOR ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE BODY OVER SERVICE PERSONNEL PAY CONCERNS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has renewed calls for an armed forces representative body after it was revealed the lowest paid armed forces personnel are paid almost £2 less than the UK government’s National Minimum Wage. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes – Scotland’s … Continue reading

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FIGHT GOES ON TO WIN JUSTICE FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S WASPI WOMEN

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has pledged to continue fighting on behalf of 1950s-born women in West Dunbartonshire hit by the Westminster government’s changes to state pension age. The move comes following a court ruling dismissing the case of WASPI (Women … Continue reading

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SCOTLAND’S FUTURE MUST BE IN SCOTLAND’S HANDS

In the 10 weeks since becoming Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has lost 7 out of 7 votes in the Commons; lost his parliamentary majority; lost 23 of his own Conservative MPs; lost a by-election; lost a case in the Supreme … Continue reading

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