SNP invite half a million to be part of better
Sunday, 17 October 2010 09:49
500,000 consultation leaflets distributed in a day
Half a million consultation leaflets from the SNP inviting people to be part of better will be distributed across Scotland today through the pages of national Sunday newspapers as the SNP continues to set the direction for the Holyrood elections next year.
Carrying the party’s campaign message that together we can make Scotland better the leaflets invite members of the public to help us make Scotland more successful by telling us their priorities for the next government so we can all make our nation the better place we know it can be.
The consultation document includes ideas from bepartofbetter.net such as one stop shop centres for cancer treatment, an Education Rights and Responsibilities bill to guarantee standards in our schools, Green skills academies to prepare people for the tens of thousands of new jobs in the green economy and additional powers for police to tackle serious crime.
SNP Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP said:
"In the last few days the SNP's campaign for the Holyrood election next year has got under way. Through newspaper adverts and our innovative broadcast we are inviting the public to join us in making Scotland better by looking at the ideas we are offering for the future of our nation and sharing their ideas with us.
"Today we have taken that further by directly contacting and consulting over 500,000 voters with leaflets in Sunday newspapers.
“We have achieved a lot in three years of minority government with a council tax freeze, the small business bonus, safer streets and cleaner hospitals, but we know there is more we can do to make Scotland better and we know the people of Scotland must be at the heart of that process.
“The next Scottish Government not only has to deal with the cuts coming down the line but has to put Scotland on the right path for a fairer, wealthier and smarter future. Our experienced and trusted team wants to hear your views so that together we can make Scotland better.”