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SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICESHIPS

The SNP recognises that there needs to be more support for people undertaking apprenticeships, particularly those that require further financial help from the government. Social security is currently a reserved issue so the SNP has no power to ensure that … Continue reading

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LIB DEMS SLAMMED OVER REPORTS OF PACT WITH TORIES

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has slammed the Lib Dems for preparing to work with extreme Brexiteers in the Tory party in an attempt to ensure the SNP doesn’t have a “clean sweep” of seats in a snap general election. The SNP … Continue reading

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LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE

It’s with great concern that the UK government’s underinvestment in Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is making rented accommodation unaffordable for many people. Tackling the UK government’s welfare cuts which are causing housing insecurity and homelessness for too many, is crucial … Continue reading

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MAJOR NEW PIPELINE OPENED AT ERSKINE BRIDGE

MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes joined MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Gavin Newlands to officially open a new almost 2km long gas pipeline under the River Clyde at the Erskine Bridge. The new pipeline replaces two 1.5km pipelines … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

I welcome the SNP Scottish Government’s actions to improve support for the mental health of new and expecting mothers. More than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant new mothers. The new … Continue reading

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BORIS JOHNSON MUST TAKE NO DEAL BREXIT OFF THE TABLE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has said Boris Johnson should rule out a damaging no-deal Brexit after the new Prime Minister’s plans were defeated in parliament. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes voted in the House of Commons this week to support the … Continue reading

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TORY SHUTDOWN OF PARLIAMENT IS AN UNDEMOCRATIC DISGRACE

As I write this it’s the beginning of what’s set to be an eventful week at Westminster. Over the past few days I’ve been contacted by an unprecedented number of constituents who are outraged by Boris Johnson’s undemocratic and disgraceful … Continue reading

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MARTIN JOINS POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL AROUND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has joined Police Scotland officers out on patrol to see first-hand what goes in to keeping the communities of West Dunbartonshire safe. The Member of Parliament, who represents Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven, spent … Continue reading

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