COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY

Photo: Martin at Solidarity Plaza in Clydebank with Marie McNair MSP and Depute Provost Cllr Karen Conaghan.

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has paid tribute to the sacrifices made by generations of West Dunbartonshire’s working men and women, in a speech to commemorate this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day.

MP Martin joined with local representatives, including Marie McNair MSP and Depute Provost Karen Conaghan, at Clydebank’s Truth and Justice Square at a memorial event organised by Clydebank Asbestos Group (CAG). Continue reading “COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY”

BORIS JOHNSON UNDER FIRE FOR ONGOING ARBITRARY DETENTION OF JAGTAR SINGH JOHAL

Photo: Martin Docherty-Hughes MP speaking in the Commons.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism from MPs in the Commons for prioritising a trade deal with India over securing the release of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal.

During an urgent parliamentary question tabled by the SNP, local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes hit out at Boris Johnson for failing to bring Jagtar home following trade talks in India with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue reading “BORIS JOHNSON UNDER FIRE FOR ONGOING ARBITRARY DETENTION OF JAGTAR SINGH JOHAL”

UK GOV TOLD TO ‘GET A GRIP’ ON CHAOTIC DELAYS AT PASSPORT OFFICE

Photo: Martin is pressing the UK govt to sort out chaotic delays at HM Passport Office.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has raised concerns over delays at the British Passport Office, as travellers face waiting times of up to 10 weeks for passport applications.

The UK government has been slammed for failing to get a grip of backlogs at HM Passport Office, with warnings that individuals and families face missing holidays due to lengthy waiting times for passports. Continue reading “UK GOV TOLD TO ‘GET A GRIP’ ON CHAOTIC DELAYS AT PASSPORT OFFICE”

MARTIN BACKS GUIDE DOGS CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SIGHT LOSS

Photo: Martin getting a warm welcome in Parliament from Webb the Guide Dog.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has pledged his support to children and young people with a vision impairment through Guide Dogs’ “All Things Equal” campaign.

At a Parliamentary event hosted by the charity Guide Dogs, local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes met children, young people and their families to talk about the challenges they face in the education system. Continue reading “MARTIN BACKS GUIDE DOGS CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SIGHT LOSS”

MARTIN URGES PM TO USE INDIA TRIP TO END JAGTAR’S ARBITRARY DETENTION

Photo: Martin standing up for his constituent during questions to the Prime Minister.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has written to the Prime Minister urging him to use his trip to India this week to call for the release of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal.

Local SNP MP Docherty-Hughes has called on Boris Johnson to discuss his constituent’s case with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an effort to bring an end to the arbitrary detention of his constituent. Continue reading “MARTIN URGES PM TO USE INDIA TRIP TO END JAGTAR’S ARBITRARY DETENTION”

OPINION: BORIS & RISHI SHOULD DO THE DECENT THING AND RESIGN

Photo: Martin in the Commons during PM’s ‘partygate’ apology statement (credit J. Taylor).

If Boris Johnson’s ambition was to make history then he’s certainly now achieved that.

The Tory leader has become the first ever British Prime Minister to have broken the law whilst in office, after he and his Chancellor were fined for attending illegal parties in No. 10 at the height of lockdown.  Continue reading “OPINION: BORIS & RISHI SHOULD DO THE DECENT THING AND RESIGN”

MARTIN WELCOMES SCOTLAND’S CULTURE MINISTER TO DUMBARTON CASTLE

Photo: Martin visiting Dumbarton Castle alongside Scotland’s Culture Minister Neil Gray MSP.

Scotland’s new Culture Minister Neil Gray MSP has been welcomed to Dumbarton Castle by West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes.

Local MP Docherty-Hughes invited the Scottish Government Minister to visit Dumbarton Castle to see first-hand the importance of one of Scotland’s most significant historical landmarks. Continue reading “MARTIN WELCOMES SCOTLAND’S CULTURE MINISTER TO DUMBARTON CASTLE”