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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RALLY ON PARLIAMENT IN SUPPORT OF SCOT IMPRISONED IN INDIA

Martin alongside Jagtar’s brother Gurpreet Singh Johal from Dumbarton.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to ‘get serious’ as campaigners prepare to march on parliament in support of a Scot imprisoned in India for the past twelve months. Continue reading

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MEETING WITH HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS TO DISCUSS ROLL-OUT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has met with housing staff from Bellsmyre and Cordale Housing Associations to discuss the impact of the roll-out of Universal Credit (UC) in West Dunbartonshire. Continue reading

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BENEFITS AND TERMINAL ILLNESS

Current UK legislation for disability benefits and Universal Credit specifies that the definition of terminal illness is someone likely to die within 6 months.

The Scottish Government has already shown what can be done when a Government puts dignity and respect at the heart of its welfare policies. Continue reading

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