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Labour MP Docherty brands local Community Council as snobs and nimbys

Thomas Docherty has courted controversy since he was elected as Labour MP for Dunfermline and West Fife in 2010. He certainly has a novel approach to winning friends and influencing people.

First of all, he had a go at certain of his fellow MPs whose attire, he felt was too casual for the Commons.

Then he was a leading voice in the campaign to have a statue of Tony Blair at Westminster.

During my four years working for Willie Rennie when he was Dunfermline’s MP, I can safely say that neither of these issues were ever raised with him by one …

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Opinion: David Laws takes another step on the road to redemption

Last night, despite the rather unpleasant efforts of a handful of Labour backbenchers to throw stones from an already rather damaged greenhouse, the House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a motion proposing six members to form the Joint Committee to scrutinise the draft Financial Services Bill.

Usually, such motions are passed without a murmur, especially as the nominees are proposed by the various political parties. However, on this occasion, the presence of David Laws, the former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, drew the ire of, amongst others, Thomas Docherty, the Labour MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, and John Mann, …

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“Labour candidate in court on careless driving charge”

The Herald reports:

A Labour candidate in a key target seat is to appear in court next month after being charged with careless driving.

Thomas Docherty, who is fighting the marginal Dunfermline and West Fife constituency, is alleged to have skipped a red light on June 18 last year, at Carnegie Drive in Dunfermline…

He is trying to win back a constituency his party lost to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election in 2006. Labour won the seat at the 2005 General Election with a majority of more than 11,500.

You can read the full story here.

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  • User AvatarSimon Foster 27th Aug - 8:17pm
    Spot on Jo, as Neil and others have said :)
  • User AvatarRichard Stallard 27th Aug - 8:11pm
    ” And who appoints the Lord Lieutenants and to whom are they democratically accountable to ?" Yes, they are recommended by the PM, but most...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 27th Aug - 8:10pm
    On Duncan Greenland, people should be aware that he's not some remote donor, he's somebody who has served this party for a very long time....
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 27th Aug - 7:55pm
    @ Silvio : "Joe is not afraid to explain to voters how utterly wrong they were about the Coalition and the party needs his passion...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 27th Aug - 7:47pm
    david thorpe Only the Lib Dems could repsond to a an overall majority election victory by a centre right party with the response that there...
  • User AvatarPhil Rimmer 27th Aug - 7:39pm
    Very well said Jo.