LABOUR MP, MICHAEL CONNARTY VOTES WITH THE TORIES FOR FURTHER AUSTERITY
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 14:31
ONLY AN SNP VOTE IN Linlithgow and East Falkirk CAN STOP WESTMINSTER CUTS
Local Labour MP Michael Connarty has faced criticism this week – after it was revealed that he voted along with the Tories in the House of Commons to continue austerity cuts.
Despite communities across the Linlithgow and East Falkirk suffering from the impact of existing cuts – Mr Connarty voted with the UK Government for £75billion of cuts and tax rises proposed by George Osborne.
Commenting, SNP MSP Angus MacDonald said:
“Labour have shown their true colours in siding with the Tories, and it is now clearer than ever that only by voting SNP can we challenge Westminster’s obsession with austerity cuts.
“Michael Connarty worked shoulder to shoulder with the Tories during the referendum campaign – but this vote with the Tories to continue austerity makes it clear that their toxic alliance lives on.
“Despite the fact that s/he represents some of the areas which have been hardest hit by Westminster austerity measures, he has chosen to vote along with the Tories - and it will be ordinary, hard-working people in the Linlithgow and East Falkirk who will continue to suffer.
“At the General Election in May it is vital that Linlithgow and East Falkirk sends an SNP MP to Westminster to work to protect Scotland’s budget and fight against austerity – and to deliver more powers that will enable the Scottish Parliament to protect and improve our public services.”