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MARTIN RAISES CONCERNS OVER MOD’S USE OF TOXIC PAINT IN MILITARY VEHICLES

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at UK government Ministers after it was revealed that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still using cancer-causing chemicals in the servicing of military vehicles. Responding to parliamentary questions lodged by … Continue reading

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PM MUST USE BREXIT EXTENSION TO PUT EU MEMBERSHIP BACK TO THE PEOPLE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has said the Prime Minister should “stop wasting time” and reiterated calls for the issue of EU membership to be put back to the people. The SNP MP said that Theresa May must use the … Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, is backing a major charity campaign to shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s, to improve understanding of and change attitudes towards the condition. Parkinson’s UK Parkinson’s Is campaign, which launches on World Parkinson’s Day (11 … Continue reading

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DUMBARTON REPORTER COLUMN: 9 APRIL 2019

As I write this column I’ve just returned from another busy week at Westminster. The deadlock over Brexit continues, meaning MPs are being required to spend more hours in parliament away from our constituencies. With further key votes expected, it’s … Continue reading

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PARLIAMENTARY BACKING FOR CLYDEBANK FIREFIGHTER FACING FEARS OVER BREXIT

Clydebank’s parliamentarians Martin Docherty-Hughes MP and Gil Paterson MSP have given their backing to a Clydebank firefighter who is deeply worried about his future in Scotland after Brexit. Fabrice Dubois has worked for the Scottish Fire Service since 2009 and … Continue reading

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FRIENDSHIP AGREEMENT STRENGTHENS LINKS BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND IRELAND

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed the signing of a new Friendship Agreement between West Dunbartonshire and Letterkenny in Donegal, Ireland. The SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire joined Provost Bill Hendrie and local councillors to welcome the Mayor of Letterkenny, … Continue reading

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MARTIN SECURES TALKS WITH FOREIGN SECRETARY OVER SCOT IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to offer his full support to the family of a Scot who has been incarcerated in India for more than 500 days. The SNP MP has secured … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE TO TACKLE GAMBLING RELATED HARM

The UK government has come under pressure from SNP MPs to do more to tackle gambling related harm following a debate in the House of Commons pressing for key reforms over problem gambling. Speaking during the Westminster Hall debate, West Dunbartonshire’s … Continue reading

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