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MARTIN BACKS GROWING CALLS FOR FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has become the latest Scottish MP to join a growing body of UK political leaders adding their support to the global movement for fossil fuel divestment.

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NEW COMMITTEE REPORT WARNS UK’S ARCTIC DEFENCE PLANS ON “THIN ICE”

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to take defence of the High North and North Atlantic seriously, or risk their defence capability being on “thin ice.” Commenting on the publication of a new Defence Select … Continue reading

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MARTIN PRESSES FOREIGN SECRETARY OVER DUMBARTON MAN IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to offer his full support to the family of a Dumbarton man imprisoned in India. The SNP MP has written to the new Foreign Secretary highlighting … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RANKED BEST IN SCOTLAND FOR BROADBAND SPEEDS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed a new study which places West Dunbartonshire as the best area in Scotland for access to fast broadband speeds. The research on national broadband speeds published by the ‘Centre for Towns’ project found that … Continue reading

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MARTIN SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT OVER ALEXANDRIA JOB CENTRE CLOSURE

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has slammed the Tory UK government for pressing ahead with the closure of Alexandria Job Centre. The SNP MP, who has been campaigning to keep the local job centre open, has hit out at … Continue reading

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DUMBARTON REPORTER COLUMN: TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018

In a remarkable week in parliament we’ve seen Theresa May’s shambles of a UK government in chaos as the Tory party continues to tear itself apart over Brexit. The Prime Minister’s Chequers proposal was two years in the making, but … Continue reading

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POST COLUMN: BETTER SUPPORT FOR OUR ARMED FORCES

Coming from an Armed Forces family – where three generations, including my father, brother and now nephew have served – I recognise the importance of paying tribute to the contribution and sacrifice of our forces personnel past and present. It’s … Continue reading

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PRAISE FOR SCOTTISH SPCA ON VISIT TO DUMBARTON ANIMAL RESCUE & REHOMING CENTRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has praised the work of the Scottish SPCA after a visit to the animal welfare charity’s rehoming centre in Milton, Dumbarton. The MP for West Dunbartonshire was given a behind the scenes tour of the local animal … Continue reading

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