2016 Labour election manifesto summary

Economy and Tax Use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to make different choices and stop the cuts. Create fairness by ensuring spending on public services will rise in real terms. Set the basic and higher rates of income tax just 1p higher than that of George Osborne to stop the cuts and make public services better. Set a higher 50p rate for the top 1%, who earn over £150,000 a year, and investing that in schools. Scrap the unfair council tax and leave 80% of — Read more →

SNP 2016 election manifesto summary

Health Increase NHS spending by over £500 million more than inflation during the next Parliament Reform the NHS by investing £1.3 billion in health and social care partnerships, reforming primary care and increasing the number of GPs and nurses in communities. Invest £200 million in expanding the Golden Jubilee Hospital and creating new elective treatment centres in Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Livingston and Edinburgh. Put in place a new ten-year plan to transform mental health and invest £100 million to improve mental health services Invest £100 — Read more →

Your Guide to the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections

When is the election and what’s being decided? The election takes place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday the 5th of May.  The people of Scotland will elect 129 MSPs to serve the next five years in the Scottish Parliament.  The party with the most MSPs will form the next Scottish Government. The Scottish Government is in charge of areas such as healthcare, education, policing. There will also be new powers over income tax, some welfare payments and other social issues to be decided by — Read more →

UKIP 2016 election manifesto summary

Brexit Oppose political integration within Europe Leave the European Union Taxation Oppose higher taxes in Scotland than the rest of the UK Lower business rates and cut red tape Oppose the ‘Bedroom Tax’ Introduce a 30% rate of tax and lower the higher rate to 40% Oppose the introduction of business rates on sporting estates. Education Open Grammar and Technical schools in Scotland Reduce average class sizes in P1-3 to 20 children per class and ensure the cap on the biggest class size allowable of — Read more →

Lib Dems 2016 election manifesto summary

Education Expand early education to give every child a good start, and flexibility for parents A Pupil Premium for extra support and better attainment in every classroom A wider curriculum, with inspiring new online courses and engagement with business Build back up our colleges, with new courses to train for the skills we need Support for universities and science, including more women in science, technology, engineering and maths Business engaged with schools and colleges, and shaping apprentice programmes on a sector skills basis Health Transform — Read more →