SNP Manifesto pledges to make a positive difference in Falkirk East
Thursday, 21 April 2011 05:05
During a week of campaigning across the Falkirk East constituency, in Grangemouth, Polmont, Stenhousemuir and Bo'ness, SNP candidate for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald, spoke to voters about what the SNP manifesto will mean for people living in the area.
Angus MacDonald was met with a fantastic response as he encouraged voters to log onto the internet, to access the SNP’s commitments online, to see the benefits that a re-elected SNP Government will bring to people in the area and across Scotland.
The SNP’s manifesto can be accessed here http://manifesto.votesnp.com/
Key manifesto commitments include:
- A 5 year council tax freeze
- A promise to protect health spending
- A guarantee that no Scots will pay university tuition fees under an SNP Government
- 100% of Scotland’s own energy needs to met by renewables by 2020
- 130,000 green energy jobs
- A new scheme to detect cancer early in an initiative that could save around 300 lives a year.
- 125,000 new modern apprenticeships over the next term
- A £250,000 million Scottish Futures Fund, investing in jobs and young talent
Commenting Angus MacDonald said;
“Last week the SNP launched its Manifesto for re-election and published the 84 out of 94 headline pledges from our 2007 Manifesto that have been met. That’s a good solid record for a minority Government.
“But we want to go much further in a second term of office, because we have huge ambition for Scotland and we have the strong team to deliver that ambition.
“Our new Manifesto is packed with pledges that will make a positive difference to the lives of every man, woman and child living in Falkirk East.
“This week voters have been telling me how our manifesto pledge to freeze the council tax for the next 5 years will help their families in these tough economic times. The council tax freeze – brought in by the SNP Government has already saved families in Falkirk East an average of £300 and under a reelected SNP Government these savings will continue.
“These are pledges that will make a real difference to family finances and help to contribute to a better future for people in Falkirk East.
“After 4 years in Government, the SNP stands as the only party with the record, the team and the vision to take us forward together. We have a manifesto which promises much for business, communities, families and individuals in Falkirk East. Given the trust of the people, we will deliver on these promises."