Banner Short

Bob with Cllrs Letford and Scally and Maryhill parents examining the dangers on Maryhill RoadGlasgow SNP Council Group have committed to re-introduce free school buses across Glasgow that have been axed by the ruling Labour administration. With the north of the city, and Maryhill and Springburn particularly affected, the announcement will be some rare good news for parents currently struggling to find safe walking routes to get their kids to school or to afford the cost of commercial bus travel.

Commenting on the announcement SNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris said: “I am thrilled my SNP council colleagues, the official opposition to Labour run Glasgow City Council, have said a future SNP Council would reinstate the bus provision that has been axed by Labour. With kids now back at school following their summer holidays, the timing will be a boost for worried families.

Read more ...

Bob Doris alongside Scott Crawford and some of their volunteersSNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, recently met with staff and volunteers at Possilpark based food charity Fareshare to see first-hand the work they are doing to support community groups. Bob was joined on the visit by Margaret Ferrier MP and met Fareshare co-ordinator Scott Crawford along with a dedicated team of volunteers.

Fareshare receive surplus food from supermarkets such as Tesco and bakers such as Greggs and distribute it to local organisations. The food which would otherwise find its way into landfill, allows community groups to use the surplus food for good causes such as addressing growing food need and lowering catering costs allowing them to do more and for their own funds to go further.

Read more ...

People with mental health conditions save £4.8m on prescriptions

The SNP has today welcomed new figures, obtained through a Parliamentary Question, which show that people with long-term and mental health conditions are saving millions as a result of the abolition of prescription charges in Scotland.

The figures show that in 2015-16 it is expected that people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will save £2.6 million as a result of the policy and people with cardiovascular conditions will save £4.6 million. In England, people with long-term and mental health conditions face prescription charges of £8.20 per item, following a further increase in April.

Read more ...

SNP MSP Bob Doris has today welcomed new figures showing the number of beds occupied by delayed discharge has fallen to its lowest level since 2013.

Today’s figures from ISD Scotland show a reduction of nine per cent in May 2015 - or nearly 5,000 bed days - when compared to the same month last year.

Read more ...

Bob with local SNP members following Bob Doris’ unanimous endorsement meeting at Maryhill Burgh Halls on 22nd JulySNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, was recently selected to contest the Maryhill and Springburn Scottish Parliamentary seat at next year’s Scottish elections. The endorsement meeting, held in Maryhill’s Burgh Halls, unanimously backed Bob to win the seat from Labour who currently hold the constituency. Bob, who stays in Maryhill, has served as a Regional MSP for Glasgow since 2007. The meeting was chaired by the new MP for Glasgow North, Patrick Grady, who is also the SNP’s National Secretary.

Commenting on becoming the candidate Bob Doris said: “It is both an honour and a privilege to be selected to contest the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections for the SNP. It is also a great responsibility but one that I am ready for. It has been humbling to see the growth in SNP support across Maryhill and Springburn which has led to SNP MP’s Anne McLaughlin and Patrick Grady now representing our local communities at Westminster. It has been humbling to see so many former Labour voters switch to the SNP. Unlike Labour, the SNP will not take their support for granted.

Read more ...

Bob presenting the winning Team Somalia their trophy after the final against the Scottish Fire ServiceSNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, brought a team of MP’s and Councillors to Springburn to play in a friendly football match against veteran African footballers at Petershill Park recently.

The game was part of a week long series of events, organised by local charity African Challenge Scotland, aimed at providing opportunities for the African community in north Glasgow to learn more about their history and culture. The week gave families from all backgrounds in the north of the city and beyond the opportunity to participate in various sporting and cultural events over the seven days.

Read more ...

report full