Author Archives: Communications Officer

COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR CARE HOMES

New figures released by the National Records of Scotland underline the devastating impact Coronavirus is having across our communities. In West Dunbartonshire 52 people have lost their lives to Covid-19, including 26 in local care homes. Behind every number is … Continue reading

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SUPPORT FOR RENTERS

SNP MPs have tirelessly campaigned to strengthen our social safety net and to ensure that universal credit is fit for purpose and we will continue to do so in this time of crisis. We agree that the UK Government needs … Continue reading

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THE CASE FOR A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IS STRONGER THAN EVER

It’s not often I agree with a British Tory Prime Minister, but Boris Johnson was right to highlight that “there really is such a thing as society”. It was Johnson’s predecessor Margaret Thatcher who famously said that there was “no such thing as society”. Boris’s words were chosen carefully and, whilst I wish the … Continue reading

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SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

By the time this article is published we will have experienced an Easter weekend like no other, at a time when our lives have changed in ways we could have never imagined. The vast majority of people in West Dunbartonshire … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM SCOTLAND’S HEALTH SECRETARY (1 APRIL 2020)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman MSP has provided the following update to MPs and MSPs on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s Health & Social Care Services. Read the letter in full (published 1st April 2020) … Continue reading

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COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR SELF EMPLOYED

On 26th March the UK Chancellor finally bowed to pressure from MPs, business organisations, and individuals, and unveiled a self-employed income support scheme. To ensure you are informed of what has been announced, below is a summary of the key … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS HELPLINES & ADVICE

I have collated a list of helplines and advice from trusted sources relating to the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I will endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible in the coming weeks so constituents know where to find advice and … Continue reading

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PUBLIC URGED TO BE VIGILANT AND STAY INFORMED ON CORONAVIRUS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged the public to be vigilant in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and stay up-to-date on the official government guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer.  The Scottish and UK Governments announced on Thursday 12th March … Continue reading

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