BORIS JOHNSON URGED TO ACT AS DUMBARTON FAMILY MARK 4TH YEAR OF JAGGI’S ARBITRARY DETENTION

Martin pressed Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions to act over 4 year detention of Jagtar Singh Johal.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has made a direct appeal to Boris Johnson urging the UK government to finally end the four year arbitrary detention in India of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal.

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VIOLENCE AND HATRED CANNOT PREVAIL

Photo: MPs observing a minute’s silence following the death of Sir David Amess MP

The House of Commons returns this week under a dark cloud following the shocking fatal attack on my parliamentary colleague David Amess MP.

5 years on from the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, the Conservative MP David Amess was also killed tragically whilst carrying out their elected duties at a constituent advice surgery.  Continue reading “VIOLENCE AND HATRED CANNOT PREVAIL”

UK GOVT MUST STEP-UP SUPPORT AMIDST AFGHANISTAN REFUGEE CRISIS

As I write this, it’s the day after two deadly bomb attacks hit Kabul killing at least 90 people – including US troops and Afghan families desperate to flee what is a harrowing humanitarian crisis. 

The situation in Afghanistan is fast-moving, and like MPs all across the country I have been doing everything I can to help constituents desperately worried about the safety of family members whose lives are at risk due to the Taliban takeover. Continue reading “UK GOVT MUST STEP-UP SUPPORT AMIDST AFGHANISTAN REFUGEE CRISIS”

COVID-19: MOVING BEYOND LEVEL 0

Scotland’s First Minister has confirmed that West Dunbartonshire will join the rest of Scotland in emerging from almost all Covid-19 restrictions on Monday 9th August 2021.

In a statement to Parliament, the First Minister confirmed that falling infection rates and the success of the mass vaccination programme has made it possible to move beyond the current Level 0 status. Continue reading “COVID-19: MOVING BEYOND LEVEL 0”