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UK GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE TO TACKLE GAMBLING RELATED HARM

The UK government has come under pressure from SNP MPs to do more to tackle gambling related harm following a debate in the House of Commons pressing for key reforms over problem gambling. Speaking during the Westminster Hall debate, West Dunbartonshire’s … Continue reading

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FOOD SUPPLY POST-BREXIT

Scotland did not vote for Brexit or the mess the UK Government has gotten us in to. Theresa May’s and her party’s disastrous approach to Brexit has led to a rise in food insecurity. Dominic Raab, the former Brexit secretary … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 15 MARCH 2019

It’s been another remarkable week in parliament as the shambles over Brexit continues. I was pleased though to have the chance during PMQs to highlight the 78th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz, appealing to Theresa May to become the first … Continue reading

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MARTIN CALLS ON PRIME MINISTER TO EXTEND ARTICLE 50 IN WAKE OF BREXIT DEFEAT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the UK government to take immediate action to extend Article 50 – suggesting that a ‘People’s Vote’ remains the best option to break the deadlock over Brexit. The local SNP MP, … Continue reading

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PMQS: PRIME MINISTER PRESSED ON INCARCERATION OF SCOT HELD IN INDIA FOR 500 DAYS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has questioned the Prime Minister over concerns that the UK government isn’t doing enough to help the family of a Dumbarton man imprisoned abroad. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, the MP for West Dunbartonshire pressed Theresa … Continue reading

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CALLS FOR UK CHANCELLOR TO END ‘IMMORAL’ BENEFITS FREEZE AHEAD OF SPRING BUDGET STATEMENT

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the Tory UK government to end its “immoral” freeze on benefits ahead of this week’s Spring Budget Statement on Wednesday. The local SNP MP says that UK Chancellor Philip Hammond must end … Continue reading

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SCRAP THE ‘PINK TAX’

It is extraordinary that in this day and age women are still having to shell out more than men for the same products – also known as the “Pink Tax”. The Gender-Based Pricing (Prohibition) Bill aims to prohibit the differential … Continue reading

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SNP DEMAND ANSWERS OVER PM’S ‘CYNICAL BREXIT BUNG’ AHEAD OF KEY COMMONS VOTES

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at the UK government after Tory Ministers unveiled a £1.6billion ‘Stronger Towns’ fund with no details of additional funding for Scotland. Ahead of key Brexit votes next week, the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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