WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP RESPONDS TO CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT ON COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS

Martin Docherty-Hughes, SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire, has responded to the UK Chancellor’s statement on the cost-of-living crisis.

Commenting, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“I’ve spoken repeatedly in parliament about the worsening impact of the UK’s cost-of-living crisis in West Dunbartonshire. Far too many of my constituents have been forced to endure cold homes and turn to foodbanks due to the disregard this Westminster government has shown our communities. Continue reading “WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP RESPONDS TO CHANCELLOR’S STATEMENT ON COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS”

MoD SLAMMED FOR FAILURES ON SAFETY & TREATMENT OF CONTRACTED WORKERS AT HMNB CLYDE

Photo: Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire.

A damning report issued by MPs on the Defence Select Committee has said the UK government must act over concerns about the treatment of contracted Ministry of Defence (MoD) workers at key defence sites across the UK.

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes, who chaired a Defence Sub-Committee on the Treatment of Contracted Staff for The MoD’s Ancillary Services, has welcomed the report’s findings after raising concerns about the outsourcing of civilian defence roles. Continue reading “MoD SLAMMED FOR FAILURES ON SAFETY & TREATMENT OF CONTRACTED WORKERS AT HMNB CLYDE”

OPINION: SCOTLAND HAS ONCE AGAIN EMPHATICALLY REJECTED THE TORIES

Photo: Martin alongside SNP team West Dunbartonshire.

In my first column since the local elections, I’d like to start by congratulating all of West Dunbartonshire’s new and re-elected local representatives. Having been a councillor twice in my life before becoming a Member of Parliament, I can honestly say it is a tremendous privilege and important job representing our communities in local government. Continue reading “OPINION: SCOTLAND HAS ONCE AGAIN EMPHATICALLY REJECTED THE TORIES”

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”