“The Week in Westminster” last week’s Dunfermline Press column on HMS Queen Elizabeth

The nation’s new flagship The naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth was both an exciting and emotional day for all who had been involved in the project. Over the past years I have the opportunity to watch as she has been assembled at Rosyth, and it is hard to comprehend not only her sheer size,

Thomas Docherty MP gets First Class experience!

Dunfermline and West Fife MP Thomas Docherty experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman Jimmy O’Neil on his delivery round in Dunfermline recently. Mr Docherty is one of a number of local MPs and MSPs being invited to go out with postmen and women across Scotland to see the lengths

Protection from discrimination for the Armed Forces

I have recently written an article for The House- an influential news and current affairs magazine-regarding our duty to protect our service personnel from discrimination here in the UK:   We are justifiably proud of the commitment shown by the current generation of service personnel who protect not just our national interests but who act

“The Week in Westminster”- This week’s Dunfermline Press column on the Submarines at Rosyth Dockyard

As regular readers of the Dunfermline will already know, one of the issues that I have focussed a lot of time on since being elected as our Member of Parliament is how the MoD should deal with the legacy of the nuclear submarines that are at Rosyth Dockyard.  There are seven submarines stored afloat at

My Central Fife Times Column- the Queen’s Speech

I would like to start my column this week by congratulating the two newly elected Fife councillors Gary Guichan and Alex Campbell. The 22nd May saw two great Labour victories in Fife and I am sure that both Gary and Alex will prove to be a credit both to the Labour Party and to their

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“The Week in Westminster” last week’s Dunfermline Press column on HMS Queen Elizabeth

July 22, 2014

The nation’s new flagship The naming ceremony for HMS Queen Elizabeth was both an exciting and emotional day for all who had been involved in the project. Over the past years I have the opportunity to watch as she has been assembled at Rosyth, and it is hard to comprehend not only her sheer size,

Thomas Docherty MP gets First Class experience!

July 3, 2014

Dunfermline and West Fife MP Thomas Docherty experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman Jimmy O’Neil on his delivery round in Dunfermline recently. Mr Docherty is one of a number of local MPs and MSPs being invited to go out with postmen and women across Scotland to see the lengths