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Bob Doris - SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Maryhill and Springburn constituency

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It has been a privilege to represent Glasgow Region as an MSP since 2007. I stay in Maryhill with my wife Janet and was previously a school teacher for 10 years.

Since 2007 I have worked hard to deliver for local constituents - check out my achievements section for some examples - but I know I could do far more as our constituency MSP. Being elected as our constituency MSP for Maryhill and Springburn would be an opportunity to build on that progress, helping to protect the communities I know best from the worst ravages of UK austerity, and the shoddy treatment from Glasgow City Council, which has neglected our areas for generations, would be both an honour and a privilege.

Community Campaigning

I have campaigned for Independence and social justice as a member of the SNP for over 20 years and co-ordinated the Yes Maryhill and Springburn campaign, winning a 57% vote. I played a leading role in several community campaigns including fighting Glasgow City Council’s shameful axing of Learning Disability Centres, challenging Labour's school bus cuts and opposing the Cathkin Relief Road extension.

I'm campaigning with former workers and UNITE to improve compensation for those negligently exposed to asbestos.

Delivering For Glasgow

Achievements include:-

  • Securing a Sunday service for the Queen Street to Anniesland line through Maryhill; andadditional improvements at Barnhill, Duke Street, Alexandra Parade.
  • Identifying and helping win £1million to construct a new paddlesports centre at Pinkston, now well used by youth groups across Glasgow.
  • Persuading Glasgow City Council to extend weekly direct payments to kinship carers.
  • Securing improvements to prevent flooding in and around Summerston.
  • Identifying funds which delivered  £5million forGlasgow to regenerate town centres withinvestment in Maryhill’s Burgh Halls, The Olympia Theatre, Bridgeton and Govan Cross Improvements.

Parliamentary Achievements

As your Regional MSP this has included:-

  • Amending housing legislation to ensure private rented houses require electrical safety checks, making homes safer.
  • Persuading the Scottish Government to amend Fatal Accident Inquiry legislation so FAIs may be held into the death of Scots dying overseas.
  • Working cross party as Deputy Convener of the Health Committee to improve access to life saving medicines and strengthening the inspection regime within care homes for the elderly.

Latest news from Bob

  • Tory cuts robbing Scottish council homelessness funding

    Crucial support disappearing as Tory austerity continues to hit most vulnerable Tory government cuts are robbing Scotland's councils homelessness services of at least £20 million a year, it has...

  • Bus service M4 to continue serving Kelvindale

    I have been working with Patrick Grady MP and Cllr Kenny McLean to sustain the provision of the M4 service through Kelvindale. The current service has been making heavy losses. We met with...

  • Update on Kelvindale buses

    On Friday 12th of May, along with Patrick Grady, I met with First Glasgow’s Paul Coupar to discuss the ongoing threat to the M4 bus service through Kelvindale. At that  meeting I outlined the...

  • Premature M4 Bus Decision Requires Rethink

    Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Maryhill and Springburn, is dismayed at news from First Glasgow that they are to axe the M4 bus route serving Kelvindale. First Glasgow had agreed to trial this route on a six...

  • Committee visit to organisations supporting women's homelessness

    Bob Doris, as convenor of the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee, took the committee on a visit to organisations supporting homeless women in Glasgow. The committee...

 

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