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MAJOR NEW PIPELINE OPENED AT ERSKINE BRIDGE

MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes joined MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Gavin Newlands to officially open a new almost 2km long gas pipeline under the River Clyde at the Erskine Bridge. The new pipeline replaces two 1.5km pipelines … Continue reading

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BORIS JOHNSON MUST TAKE NO DEAL BREXIT OFF THE TABLE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has said Boris Johnson should rule out a damaging no-deal Brexit after the new Prime Minister’s plans were defeated in parliament. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes voted in the House of Commons this week to support the … Continue reading

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TORY SHUTDOWN OF PARLIAMENT IS AN UNDEMOCRATIC DISGRACE

As I write this it’s the beginning of what’s set to be an eventful week at Westminster. Over the past few days I’ve been contacted by an unprecedented number of constituents who are outraged by Boris Johnson’s undemocratic and disgraceful … Continue reading

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MARTIN JOINS POLICE OFFICERS ON PATROL AROUND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has joined Police Scotland officers out on patrol to see first-hand what goes in to keeping the communities of West Dunbartonshire safe. The Member of Parliament, who represents Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven, spent … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP CALLS ON ASDA TO RETHINK FORCED CONTRACT CHANGES

MP for West Dunbartonshire, Martin Docherty-Hughes, has urged bosses at ASDA to reconsider proposed changes to staff contracts that could see supermarket workers lose hundreds of pounds a year. The local SNP MP, who represents constituents working at ASDA stores … Continue reading

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SNP MP WARNS UK GOVERNMENT OVER PLANS TO RAISE PENSION AGE

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit out at the UK government over proposals to increase the state pension age to 75, warning that it would have dire consequences for pensioners in West Dunbartonshire and across Scotland. It has been reported … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 14 AUGUST 2019

It’s summer recess in the House of Commons which offers MPs a very welcome opportunity to spend some much-needed time with friends and family. But for me that doesn’t mean the work stops – quite the opposite in fact, as … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK MAN PRAISED IN PARLIAMENT FOR LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO SWIMMING

A Clydebank man in his 90s has been praised in the House of Commons for his ‘remarkable contribution’ to swimming in Scotland. Veteran swim coach Peter Dempster, who has been involved in Clydebank Amateur Swimming Club since 1938, was described … Continue reading

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