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Bob Doris - SNP candidate 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

  • What will I do to help Scotland's NHS services?

      I have previously been deputy convener of our parliament's Health and Sport Committee for the last 5 years and have a particular interest in healthcare. I'd like to emphasise some of the progress...

  • Nicola Sturgeon Visits Maryhill & Springburn.

    It was fantastic to have Nicola Sturgeon visit Maryhill and Springburn today to support my bid to win the constituency at the Scottish Parliament elections. She visited the amazing organisation-...

  • Supporting Workers Rights

    I was delighted to sign the STUC pledge to protect workers rights in Scotland. The pledges protect workers human rights as well as fighting against the Tories anti-worker Trade Union Bill. In...

  • Springburn Park and parking issues

    Tackling parking issues,noise and litter in and around Springburn Park The modernised football facility in Springburn Park should be an asset to the community. However it is currently causing a...

  • Fight To Save G1 & G2 Buses (an update)

    Meetings held with SPT and Stagecoach and alternative operators being sought. Along with Cllrs Letford and Scally, we had a constructive meeting with Ronnie Park from SPT who listened carefully to...

 

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