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Martin Docherty-Hughes

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Martin Docherty-Hughes was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate in West Dunbartonshire in the UK Parliament elections. They were elected with 22,396 votes. Our volunteers have been adding information on Martin Docherty-Hughes - here's everything we know so far!

Party manifesto

Martin Docherty-Hughes was the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto.

Statement to voters

Born in 1971 and raised in Clydebank, and working from the age of 16 Martin joined the SNP in 1991 being elected as Scotland's youngest Councillor to the then Clydebank District Council in 1992 at the age of 21.

Martin eventually returned to education graduating from GCFT now Glasgow Met with a HND in Business Administration in 1997, earning his Politics degree from University of Essex and in 2004, then attended the Glasgow School of Art to undertake his Masters Degree.

On finishing his studies Martin came home to Clydebank and has spent over a decade working for West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services (WDCVS), supporting and developing West Dunbartonshire’s community and volunteering organisations.

From sourcing community funding to delivering training and volunteering opportunities Martin’s work in West Dunbartonshire has given him first­hand knowledge of the issues facing the community he comes from and has worked in most of his adult life. In 2014 Martin joined the national body for volunteering, Volunteer Scotland as the National Policy Advisor.

Martin continued to be involved in the front­line of politics returning to local government as a SNP Councillor to Glasgow City Council in 2012 till his election to the U.K. Parliament in May 2015.

Martin is the SNP NATO Parliamentary Assembly Delegate. Martin is the Vice Chair of the following All Parliamentary Party Groups: Civil Society and Volunteering and Irish In Britain.

Martin lives with his partner and two whippets in Whiteinch.

This statement was added by Martin Docherty-Hughes, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.


Martin John Docherty-Hughes is a Scottish National Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Dunbartonshire since 2015. He defeated incumbent Gemma Doyle, winning 30,198 votes and 59.0%.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1971-01-21, Clydebank, Scotland
School: Glasgow College of Food Technology
Undergraduate degree: Political Science, University of Essex
Postgraduate degree: University of Glasgow
Previous job: Volunteer services

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the West Dunbartonshire
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the West Dunbartonshire
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Scottish National Party (SNP) candidate for the West Dunbartonshire

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