UK AUTUMN BUDGET DOESN’T DELIVER FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has accused the Tory UK government of failing to support hard-pressed families following the autumn Budget unveiled this week by the Chancellor. Continue reading

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RIP OFF LOANS

Whilst short term lending can play a positive role in helping those with temporary cash flow problems, the high rates charged by pay lenders have left many families trapped into a dangerous spiral into debt from which they cannot escape. Continue reading

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LGBT RIGHTS IN CHECHNYA

Russia’s record on LGBT rights is completely unacceptable – this undoubtedly forms part of the position of much of the international community that the country fails to stand up for human rights and must be sanctioned accordingly. Continue reading

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MARTIN DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM UK DEFENCE MINISTER OVER ASBESTOS COMPONENT FEARS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has demanded answers from the UK government over fears that military and civilian personnel may have been exposed to asbestos from Sea King helicopters.

The MoD has recently announced it is investigating concerns that staff working on Sea King helicopters between 1969 and 2016 could be at risk from asbestos related illnesses due to exposure to the deadly fibres from component parts. Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS CAMPAIGN TO BAN CONSUMPTION OF DOG MEAT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has added his backing to a campaign to ban the consumption of dog meat in the UK.

The MP for West Dunbartonshire signed up to the campaign, led by the World Dog Alliance (WDA), at a launch event at the House of Commons. Continue reading

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DUMBARTON REPORTER COLUMN – 23 OCTOBER 2018

Earlier this year the Maid of the Loch, West Dunbartonshire’s famous paddle steamship, celebrated the 65th anniversary of its maiden voyage. The Maid last sailed on Loch Lomond in 1981, but has been lovingly refurbished as a static tourist attraction at Balloch Pier thanks to the tireless efforts of local volunteers and supporters. Continue reading

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CALL FOR WOMEN AFFECTED BY STATE PENSION CHANGES TO GET INVOLVED IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WASPI GROUP

Martin alongside Jackie Baillie & West Dunbartonshire WASPI campaigners including Cllrs Diane Docherty & Karen Conaghan.

Women born after 1950 are being urged to get involved in West Dunbartonshire’s WASPI group following a joint meeting involving the new group co-ordinator, Jackie Baillie MSP and Martin Docherty-Hughes MP. Continue reading

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLL-OUT

Delaying the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) further does nothing but kick the misery down the road, and won’t help those currently suffering under UC – the Tories need to stop the roll-out immediately. Continue reading

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