West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is backing calls for the recall of the UK Parliament, as the cost-of-living-crisis continues to hit households across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale. It comes as outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces criticism for being ‘missing in action’, with the UK government rejecting calls for additional help to tackle soaring …

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West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised volunteers at local radio station Lomond Radio following a visit to their studios at Strathleven House. Local MP Martin met with Lomond Radio’s co-founders Alan Caldwell, Paul Lucas and Phil Briscoe at their state-of-the-art broadcast studios in the Vale of Leven to hear about how their community radio …

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West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised the work of local social enterprise Crafting Together, following a visit to their studio and workshop at Queens Quay in Clydebank. The local MP met with Linda Murray, director of Crafting Together, along with staff and volunteers to hear about projects to develop skills and create work training …

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Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on bosses at BT Group to deliver a fair pay deal for workers following industrial action by 40,000 BT & Openreach staff in West Dunbartonshire and across the country. SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has written to BT Group CEO Philip Jensen in support of local workers and their families …

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West Dunbartonshire’s MP has urged residents to get behind 3 local parks nominated as best in the country; with Dalmuir Park, Balloch Country Park and Levengrove Park all in the running to be crowned the UK’s favourite park 2022. Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has praised all 3 parks as much-loved public spaces in West Dunbartonshire, …

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The UK government has been urged to escalate efforts to secure the release of a Dumbarton man facing the death penalty in India after he was formally charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Scottish Sikh Jagtar Singh Johal – known as Jaggi – has been incarcerated without trial in India for almost five years. He …

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Concerns have been raised that thousands of low-income households who had been expecting to receive a £650 government cost-of-living payment could miss out due to flawed eligibility criteria for Universal Credit recipients. MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes has hit-out at the UK government after his constituent was informed by the Department for Work and …

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New figures from the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed a 6 per cent national increase in asbestos-related deaths, with West Dunbartonshire suffering amongst the highest rates of mesothelioma in the country. The report on ‘Mesothelioma Mortality in Great Britain’ reveals there were more than 2,500 deaths from asbestos-related illness in 2020 across …

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Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has welcomed new figures showing a reduction in the number of children in West Dunbartonshire living in poverty.  Statistics released by the End Child Poverty Coalition show a fall in child poverty rates in West Dunbartonshire – down from 4189 (26.9%) in 2019/20 to 3549 (23.4%) in 2020/21.  The …

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MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes has welcomed the announcement that Boris Johnson intends to stand down as leader of the Tory party.  Local SNP MP Docherty-Hughes says that his constituents in West Dunbartonshire will ‘breathe a sigh of relief’ that Boris Johnson’s time as Prime Minister appears to finally be at an end.  It …

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West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is pushing for action to tackle the problem of persistent flooding which has been impacting households in Linnvale

The local SNP MP met with frustrated residents earlier this year at his advice surgery to hear their concerns about access issues and damage to property during periods of heavy rain.

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It’s been interesting to see the reaction from Labour and Tory MPs to Scotland’s First Minister setting the date for an independence referendum.

Rattled, is the word that comes to mind. Confounded that the Scottish people may be allowed to determine their own future.

19th October 2023 is the date to mark in the diary. I look forward to the campaign ahead.

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