BREXIT: SECOND REFERENDUM

In October last year, the SNP conference voted for a motion which opposed a “blindfold Brexit” and confirmed support for a second referendum. In the Commons, the SNP have consistently voted for a second EU referendum to take place. Continue reading

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MARTIN RAISES CLYDEBANK BLITZ IN PARLIAMENT AHEAD OF 78th ANNIVERSARY

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has spoken in parliament ahead of the 78th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz, calling for a debate on the long-term impact of the Blitz on West Dunbartonshire and across the UK.

The SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire spoke about the social, economic and psychological consequences of the Clydebank Blitz bombings which took place over two days on 13 and 14 March 1941. Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WASPI WOMEN IN PROTEST OVER UK STATE PENSION CHANGES

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has given his backing to women from across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven who are pressing for the UK government to rethink changes to state pension entitlement.

MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes joined local campaigners as hundreds of people from across Scotland marched in Glasgow in support of the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign. Continue reading

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MARTIN URGES WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS TO CHECK WINTER FUEL PAYMENT

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is urging pensioners across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven to ensure they have received their Winter Fuel Payment for 2018/2019.

Those who have reached state pension age are entitled to claim an annual tax free payment of up to £300 to help meet the cost of their winter fuel bills. Continue reading

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ANIMAL WELFARE

Scotland is a nation of animal lovers and we take the welfare of our pets, animals and livestock very seriously. The SNP are committed to protecting the welfare of animals and will continue to legislate to improve the welfare of animals.  Continue reading

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DUMBARTON REPORTER COLUMN – 19 FEBRUARY 2019

With just weeks to go until Brexit, there’s a sense of déjà vu as the UK government descends ever further into chaos.

After suffering the worst defeat in parliamentary history, the Prime Minister continues to be humiliated over their failing Brexit strategy. Far from being “strong and stable”, this is a shambles of a Westminster government that limps on in office but not in power. Continue reading

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SUPPLY OF MEDICINES POST BREXIT

The view of the SNP is for Scotland to remain in the EU – something we voted for in 2016. Already we are seeing the effect of a medicines shortage due to personal and organisational stockpiling as the number of concessions the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) applied for went up from 45 in October 2018 to 87 in December 2018. Continue reading

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MARTIN WELCOMES MOVES TO IMPROVE LINKS BETWEEN DONEGAL AND WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Photo: Martin meeting with former Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has given his backing to efforts to strengthen ties between his constituency and the Irish county of Donegal.

The SNP MP, who is vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ireland and the Irish in Britain, said that he hopes plans for a new Friendship Agreement will help build on historic links between West Dunbartonshire and Donegal. Continue reading

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