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UK GOVERNMENT ‘FAILING THE TERMINALLY ILL’ ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Terminally Ill face ‘worst kind of postcode lottery’ Local MP Drew Hendry has said the UK government is wilfully failing terminally ill people. His comments follow an adjournment debate he led in the House of Commons on the issue of Universal Credit and Terminal Illness. The Highland MP, told the DWP Minister that despite him …

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PM UNABLE TO ANSWER EVEN ‘MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD’ BREXIT QUESTIONS

SNP MPs have highlighted the continuing Brexit chaos at PMQs today. Hannah Bardell  and Drew Hendry both highlighted the prime minister’s inability to answer  ‘even the most straightforward questions’ and show once again the deeply worrying Tory failures on Brexit. Across a range of issues the prime minister is still unable to show any resolution …

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OMIW – April

Readers of Rough Guides will already know that Scotland was ranked as the second top country in the world to visit in 2017 and the most welcoming country. Such recognition isn’t just due to the sheer breath-taking beauty on our doorsteps but also the warm welcome visitors to the Highlands receive.   As we know, tourism …

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TORY U-TURN ON APPAULLING HOUSING BENEFIT POLICY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Highland MP, Drew Hendry has said that a U-turn from the UK government on housing benefit for under 21s shows the Tories have ‘finally realised that they wouldn’t get away with penalising young people through this appalling policy.’ The comments come as the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published a written statement – just …

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PMQs: PRIME MINISTER CANNOT BE TAKEN AT HER WORD AFTER “WORST DEAL IMAGINABLE” FOR FISHING COMMUNITIES

SNP MP Drew Hendry has said that the Prime Minister must clarify what has changed in UK government policy on fishing in the space of just one week, following misleading statements issued by Michael Gove and Ruth Davidson. During PMQs today, the SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey said that both Michael Gove, …

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SCOTTISH TENANTS VULNERABLE TO EVICTION DUE TO TORY UNIVERSAL CREDIT SHAMBLES

SNP MP Drew Hendry has condemned the UK government’s shambolic Universal Credit (UC) roll out which is now putting up to 71,000 Scottish tenants renting in the private sector vulnerable to eviction because of long waits for Universal Credit payments The comments come as figures sourced from the House of Commons Library shows that around …

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Leaked Highland Council Budget Proposals

Leaked Highland Council Budget Proposals The impact of the UK Government’s obsession with austerity, continues to be felt in thousands of households across the Highlands. This continues to mean that the Highlands, indeed Scotland, face significant challenges when it comes to maintaining services. It is a challenge that the Scottish Government continues to have to …

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MP welcomes funding boost for local charities

Local MP, Drew Hendry has welcomed grants made over the last year in this constituency. During the past year Corra Foundation has funded £25,188 in grants for local charities. Each year, the foundation distributes just under £1 million through its Henry Duncan Grants programme to grassroots charities working in their local communities. Grants awarded over …

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