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Bob DorisRuth Davidson has been challenged to put her constituents first after the Edinburgh MSP's embarrassing silence on jobcentre closures.

In a letter to SNP MSP Ash Denham, Ruth Davidson this week said she was "sympathetic" to the DWP's aim of reducing costs through closures, offering only a mealy-mouthed promise to "engage closely" with the DWP on the potential impact on claimants.

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ScotRail meetingBob Doris is hosting a public meeting on rail issues on Wednesday 1st February, at 7.30pm in Ledgowan Tenants Hall, Shiskine Drive, Summerston.

ScotRail's Communications Director, Rob Shorthouse, will be there to hear peoples' views on rail travel and their suggestions of how it can be improved, particularly with regard to local services.

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Jobcentre MaryhillConcern that proposals are just 'tip of the iceberg'

SNP MSP Bob Doris has condemned the UK government for "unacceptable and dangerous" cuts to job centres in Glasgow – following the news last month that the DWP was planning to close 50% of the city's job centre estate.

The DWP has been guilty of taking a callous and ideological approach to welfare since the Tories took office in 2010, and shows no signs of letting up – with the proposed closures of 8 of Glasgow's 16 job centres part of a nationwide cut of 20% of the job centre estate and simply the tip of the iceberg.

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Jobcentre Maryhill Tory SantaDWP hints that closures could be tip of the iceberg

Maryhill and Springburn MSP Bob Doris has called for an urgent halt to the DWP’s ideologically-driven closure of Job Centres across Glasgow.

The Tory plans to scrap half of existing services – relied upon by a huge number of people for vital welfare support – have come up against overwhelming opposition from local representatives.

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