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Fergus Logan, Sheelagh, Keith, Jordan Swankie and Bob Doris MSPBob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Convenor for the Health and Sport Committee chaired the event on 17 June 2015 at Holyrood where he welcomed over 90 guests from across Scotland and the UK to raise awareness of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

PSP is a rare brain disorder that is caused by the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain, leading to difficulty with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. The disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). The average life expectancy is around seven years from onset. Unfortunately, PSP is often misdiagnosed as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease which is why raising awareness is so important.

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Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow has called for a larger share of future cash seized from criminals to be devoted to areas with health inequalities in the Glasgow region, saying it could benefit communities such as Springburn, Royston and Possilpark.   

Bob Doris raised the matter in parliament with Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice – highlighting the reality that communities that suffer from significant crime often also have significant health inequalities, which are a key cross-Government priority.

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Bob presenting award to Helen Campbell, Coach of the YearBob Doris MSP joined hundreds of local parents and family members to cheer on young dancers at the A&M Scotland Annual Dance Awards Show at the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow.

The event was hosted by DJ and A&M Scotland Ambassador Suzie McGuire, and was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the youngsters for all their hard work throughout the year. Nearly 200 young people aged 5-18 from 10 different areas of Glasgow were able to showcase their talents and skills on stage. It was also an opportunity to thank everyone involved with A&M Scotland for their continual support and dedication.

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Scottish Government confirms UK plans could impact on up to 7,000 18-21 year old Scots

Bob Doris SNP MSP for Glasgow Region has slammed the Tory policy of withdrawing housing benefit for 18 – 21 year olds on benefits as part of the UK Conservative 2015 Westminster election manifesto.

Bob raised the matter in Parliament today with Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights today. Bob noted that as long ago as 2012 David Cameron suggested going even further and suggested withdrawing Housing Benefit to under 25s. Any extension to 25 year olds would impact up to 4,500 people in Glasgow alone and up to 27,000 people across Scotland. Housing benefit for young people provides essential support to secure a tenancy and is vital in preventing homelessness.

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Outside Maryhill Burgh Halls ahead of the first joint surgery of Partick Grady MP and Bob Doris MSPNew MP Patrick Grady holds first surgery with Bob Doris MSP in Maryhill

New SNP MP for Glasgow, Patrick Grady, wasted no time in getting about the important task of representing his local communities. Patrick was joined by fellow SNP parliamentarian, Bob Doris MSP, to support various local events on Saturday including a fundraising event at St Blane’s Primary School in Summerston, an open day for residents of Maryhill Housing Association, and the Maryhill Parish Church Fayre. The day culminated with a joint surgery at Maryhill Burgh Halls where a number of constituents attended.

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