Category Archives: Latest Issues

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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FLEXIBLE WORKING

The SNP strongly support employers allowing flexible work, and have worked to encourage more employers to allow flexible work that suits employees’ needs. We are hugely aware of the many benefits flexible working can have, including for those with caring … Continue reading

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DOG MEAT TRADE

Many animal welfare charities have drawn attention to the often horrific conditions in which dogs are kept for the dog meat trade. The SNP at Westminster has raised the issue of the dog meat trade in Asia, condemning the cruel … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST FLAMINGO LAND RESORT IN LOCH LOMOND

As the MP for West Dunbartonshire, I’m very proud to represent the gateway to Scotland’s most famous National Park. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Loch Lomond and we benefit greatly … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS URGED TO RECLAIM MILLIONS IN LOST BENEFITS

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is supporting Age Scotland’s campaign to urge pensioners across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven not to miss out on millions of pounds in unclaimed benefits. The move by the SNP MP comes as new … Continue reading

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SAUDI ARMS TRADE

Last week’s Court of Appeal’s verdict was that the Government’s decision to continue to award these licences was “unlawful”. The House of Lords International Relations Committee which has concluded that the UK’s weapons exports “are highly likely to be the … Continue reading

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PREGNANCY & MATERNITY DISCRIMINATION

The SNP supports the purposes of the Pregnancy & Maternity (Protection from Redundancy) Bill, which we believe would go some way to helping end pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

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CLIMATE CHANGE BILL

There is a global climate emergency and people across Scotland have been calling, rightly, for more ambition to tackle it and safeguard our planet for future generations. In response to calls from young people, scientists and businesses across the country, … Continue reading

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