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COLUMN: WELCOME PROGRESS IN SCOTLAND’S VACCINE ROLL-OUT

It’s felt like a long and dark winter for many reasons, but as the days become a bit brighter so does the news about Scotland’s fight against Covid-19. Last week marked a significant milestone, with more than one million Scots … Continue reading

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UK CHANCELLOR URGED TO FIX GAPS IN SUPPORT FOR 3 MILLION EXCLUDED WORKERS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to ‘get a grip’ and fix the gaps in support for the millions of families excluded from financial assistance during the pandemic. Ahead of next month’s UK Budget Statement, … Continue reading

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MP WELCOMES SCOTTISH GOVT BACKING FOR NEW MARINE ENGINEERING HUB IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed Scottish Government backing for the development of a new Marine Technology Park in Old Kilpatrick. A grant of £1.98million has been awarded to West Dunbartonshire Council by the Scottish Government through its Clyde … Continue reading

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FOREIGN SECRETARY URGED TO ACT OVER DEATH PENALTY FEARS FOR SCOT DETAINED IN INDIA

The UK government has been urged to step-up efforts to secure the release of a young Scot imprisoned in India for more than three years over fears he may be facing the death penalty. 33-year-old Jagtar Singh Johal from Dumbarton, … Continue reading

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50th ANNIVERSARY OF UPPER CLYDE SHIPBUILDERS WORK-IN MARKED IN PARLIAMENT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1971-1972 Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in. The parliamentary motion recalls the UCS industrial action taken in response to the then Conservative UK … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP CALLS ON PM TO MAKE £20 UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘LIFELINE’ PERMANENT

The Prime Minister has been urged by West Dunbartonshire’s MP to rethink ‘devastating’ Tory proposals to cut a £20 per week uplift of Universal Credit from benefit claimants. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes hit out at the UK government’s plans … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP SLAMS TORIES OVER PLANS TO RIP-UP WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at the Westminster government over reports the Tories are preparing to rip-up key worker protections enshrined in EU law. According to reports in the Financial Times, the UK Government business department … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SCOTLAND IN LOCKDOWN

On 4th January 2021 the Scottish Government announced a new national lockdown in mainland Scotland to prevent the spread of the new, highly contagious strain of coronavirus (Covid-19). The new measures make it a legal requirement to stay at home … Continue reading

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