Bob Doris - SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Maryhill and Springburn constituency
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.
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
- 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.
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
Update on Kelvindale buses
On Friday 12th of May, along with Patrick Grady, I met with First Glasgow’s Paul Coupar to discuss the ongoing threat to the M4 bus service through Kelvindale. At that meeting I outlined the...
Premature M4 Bus Decision Requires Rethink
Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Maryhill and Springburn, is dismayed at news from First Glasgow that they are to axe the M4 bus route serving Kelvindale. First Glasgow had agreed to trial this route on a six...
Committee visit to organisations supporting women's homelessness
Bob Doris, as convenor of the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee, took the committee on a visit to organisations supporting homeless women in Glasgow. The committee...
Holyrood job centre debate to show reckless nature of cuts
Tories selling out Scotland yet again The Scottish Government is to lead a debate on the recently announced closures of job centres across Scotland – with SNP members set to condemn the callous Tory...
Bob Doris MSP welcomes £3m boost for Maryhill & Springburn schools
Schools in Maryhill and Springburn will benefit from a £3m funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools, it has been revealed. The share each school is...
Bob Wins Over £1m To Deliver Watersports Facility At Pinkston
Bob having a dip in the waters at the new purpose built facility, delivered in part due to Bob’s intervention with the Scottish Government and securing capital investment for the project.
Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bob’s visit to support its facility based at the Beatson Cancer Centre next to Gartnaval Hospital. TCT facility provides support and treatment for young people between the ages of 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer.
Bob visiting constituent Tommy Taylor, a hundred year old World War II veteran and Link tenant from Claddens Place, Parkhouse. Tommy celebrated his 100th birthday on the 19th of March.
Bob Works With Royston’s Sri-Lankan Community To Gift City Burns Statue
North Glasgow has a sizable Tamil community. They gifted a Burns Bust to the city. It was the community’s way of saying thank you to Glaswegian’s for their kindness.
Bob Supports National Care Home Day in Milton.
Photo is taken at Ashgill Care Home.
Home Start Glasgow North
Bob with staff at Homestart who provide an invaluable support to many families across Maryhill and Springburn. The trust that Homestart volunteers build with local families and the support they offer makes a huge difference to the lives of many local constituents.
Bob Welcomes Local Kinship Carers To Parliament
Bob is a long time champion of kinship carers in Glasgow. It was his intervention which persuaded Glasgow City Council to make payments to the city’s carers after initially refusing. Their fight for improved services and support continues.
Bob Helps Wins £1.8m Cash For Maryhill Burgh Halls
Bob lobbied the Scottish Government to allow cities to bid for ‘town centre’ cash. Bob’s intervention led to £5m coming to Glasgow including £1.8m for Maryhill as part of a £9m project to renovate the halls.
Bob Supporting Local Residents At Glenavon Flats during the ‘Maryhill Mop Up’
Bob helped residents paint the fences around the high flats as part of a drive to improve the local environment.
Peoples NHS campaigners
Bob joins TTIP campaigners in calling for protection of the NHS
Bob pays tribute to North Glasgow lone parents
One Parent Families Scotland support many families across the constituency. Bob heard from several Maryhill mums who had worked with the organisation and who gave personal testimonies of how One Parent Families Scotland had helped them.
Bob Organises Yes Springburn Event
Bob with Jim Sillars and Mhari Black (now MP) at a public meeting in Springburn to boost Yes vote in Independence Referendum.
Bob is helping lead a number of regeneration activities in Royston and recently invited Margaret Burgess our Housing Minister along to see some of the good work for herself. This photograph is Margaret with Bob at Royston Youth Action.
Bob Launches Yes Maryhill
Bob organised a public meeting which launched Yes Maryhill in the Maryhill Burgh Halls. Bob who chaired the event arranged for a number of speakers- including Dennis Canavan to address around 200 local residents.
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