THE member of parliament representing Clydebank has joined more than 170 cross-party politicians supporting the global movement for fossil fuel divestment.

Martin Docherty-Hughes has signed the Divest Parliament pledge, calling for the MPs’ Pension Fund to move its £733 million of assets away from fossil fuels owing to concerns about climate change.

He said: “After years of devastating impacts from global climate change including record heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes in the last 12 months, it’s critical that we take action to reverse global warming and protect our environment.

“I am therefore proud to support both the call for the Westminster MPs’ Pension Fund to divest from fossil fuels and the SNP’s vision for a socially just energy system powered by renewables.”