Category Archives: Latest Issues

WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE CVS SECURES BIG LOTTERY FUNDING

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated West Dunbartonshire Council for Voluntary Services (WDCVS) for securing £123,060 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. WDCVS is one of 18 groups across Scotland to share in almost £2 million of lottery funding … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Issues | Leave a comment

Executive Pay

Whilst most people want to see the end of the outrageous inequalities of excessive pay, you don’t have to scratch too far below the surface to see that these proposals are heavily watered down from Theresa May’s promises. The Tories … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

Strike Action in Colleges

I am disappointed that no agreement has been reached at ACAS and that industrial action is taking place. The Scottish Government is committed to National Bargaining, which was included in our 2011 manifesto. Indeed, the Minister for Further Education has … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

LGBT+ Rights in Chechnya

I share the public’s deep concern and I am alarmed by the reported violations of human rights in Chechnya. My SNP colleagues and I fully endorse Amnesty International’s call to action to protect those at risk in the region. The … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

Independence #ScotRef

I believe the people of Scotland deserve a choice over our future.   In the EU referendum there was a 24-point margin in Scotland for Remain. Despite this, the Scottish Government put forward compromise proposals that would have reluctantly meant … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment

Hardgate Mineshaft Collapse – Update (31-03-17)

I have been contacted by the Coal Authority to confirm that they will finish their cavity in-filling and stabilisation works next week.   The Council have confirmed to me that they have plans in place to get on-site as soon … Continue reading

Posted in Latest Issues, News | Leave a comment

Statement on Independence Referendum Announcement

Scotland stands at a hugely important crossroads but the position we find ourselves in isn’t one of our choosing – 62% of people in Scotland voted to Remain in the EU referendum last year but we now face being taken … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues, News | Leave a comment

Changes to Personal Independence Payments

The SNP are very concerned about the impact of these changes on disabled people. It has been estimated that these changes will negatively affect the financial support that some 160,000 people rely upon.   We reject arguments that these amendments … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign Emails, Latest Issues | Leave a comment