ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

It’s been a remarkable few weeks in parliament. After a spate of ministerial resignations over the EU withdrawal deal, the Prime Minister continues to bury her head in the sand over a Brexit proposal that seems dead in the water. Continue reading

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MARTIN URGES FOREIGN SECRETARY TO MEET WITH FAMILY OF SCOT HELD IN INDIA

An SNP MP has taken his campaign to help a Dumbarton man imprisoned in India to a debate in the House of Commons.

West Dunbartonshire MP Martin Docherty-Hughes led an adjournment debate in the House of Commons this week to highlight the lack of action from the UK government on the case of his constituent who is currently detained in India. Continue reading

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HUNTING TROPHIES

Recent increases in poaching are deplorable and are fuelled by the trade in ivory. My SNP colleague Dr. Lisa Cameron MP was involved in seeing the Ivory Bill pass in the Commons earlier this year. This Bill is currently with the House of Lords and the SNP welcomes both the Bill and the UK Government’s progress on tackling the illegal ivory trade. Continue reading

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WELCOME CLIMBDOWN BY UK GOVT ON FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed a further climbdown from the UK government over highly-addictive Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). Continue reading

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PLASTIC WASTE

Under the SNP, Scotland is helping to lead the way in action on plastics and on deposit return.

Scotland leads the way on deposit return and was the first part of the UK to commit to a deposit return scheme for drinks containers. Continue reading

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FIREWORKS

The SNP recognises concerns about the antisocial use of fireworks, including the effect on animals.

The Scottish Government took action through the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004 to restrict when fireworks can be set off. Continue reading

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DOCHERTY-HUGHES MP: PRIME MINISTER MUST RETHINK BREXIT DEAL

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has slammed the Prime Minister’s proposed Brexit deal, describing it as ‘damaging to Scotland and dead in the water’.

The SNP MP said that he could not support a Brexit deal that puts jobs and living standards in West Dunbartonshire at risk, and called on the UK government to get back round the negotiating table and secure a better deal. Continue reading

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MARTIN LAUNCHES CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE SCHOOLS

Martin with previous winners Aila Muir (Bonhill Primary), Carla Currie (Aitkenbar Primary) &  Alyssa Glass (St Mary’s Primary).

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has launched his 2018 parliamentary Christmas card design competition for local primary schools.

West Dunbartonshire’s creative school pupils will be submitting their designs for the MP’s annual Christmas card competition to raise funds for local good causes. Continue reading

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