MARTIN COMPLETES HALF MARATHON FOR CARERS OF WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has completed the Scottish Half Marathon raising over £650 for local charity Carers of West Dunbartonshire.

The MP for West Dunbartonshire undertook his first ever half marathon race on Sunday 23 September, completing the 13.1 miles course in 1 hour 57 minutes. Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE COMMUNITY GROUPS SHARE IN BIG LOTTERY CASH BOOST

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has congratulated three West Dunbartonshire community groups after they were successful in securing over £100,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Scotland Fund.

In the latest round of Big Lottery funding announced for local good causes, Clydebank Disability Group, Cordale Housing Association and the Isaro Social Integration Network will all benefit after being awarded funding grants.

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MARTIN SLAMS BOUNDARY COMMISSION PROPOSALS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

The redrawn “Dunbartonshire West” seat proposed by the Boundary Commission.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at plans that would see the number of Scotland’s elected representatives at Westminster reduced by ten per cent.

The Boundary Commission Review, which is redrawing parliamentary constituencies at Westminster, published its final report this week which proposes cutting the number of MPs representing Scotland by six from 59 to 53.

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PARLIAMENTARY PRAISE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FAIFLEY ART GROUP

Martin alongside Christine Smith, President of Faifley Art Group.

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has lodged an Early Day Motion in parliament marking 30 years of Faifley Art Group.

The Clydebank-based group of local artists has been praised in the House of Commons for inspiring people of all ages to learn new skills and helping to tackle social isolation.

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PENSIONS DASHBOARD

Reports that the current Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is considering scrapping plans for a pensions dashboard is extremely alarming.

The SNP has supported the principle of a dashboard which brings together information about people’s retirement savings, including their state pension. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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 Committee report into the UK’s Defence of the Arctic and Polar Regions, the SNP MP warned that the UK must develop a “comprehensive strategy” to meet developing and emerging threats in the region. Continue reading

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MARTIN PRESSES FOREIGN SECRETARY OVER DUMBARTON MAN IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin campaigning alongside the family of his constituent Jagtar Singh Johal.

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 the plight of his constituent Jagtar Singh Johal who has been detained in India since November 2017 after travelling from Scotland for his wedding.

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