SNP launch mini manifesto for families

SNP working together to help family budgets through tough times.

The SNP has unveiled the first in a series of mini manifestos ahead of the local elections.

The first mini manifesto details policies to help families, at a time when their budgets are coming under severe pressure.

Unveiling the first mini manifesto, the SNP’s Local Government Campaign Director Derek Mackay, said:

“One of the key themes of our 2012 campaign is what we will do to help families through times of severe pressure on their budgets.

“SNP councils will work in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver a number of progressive policies, such as maintaining the council tax freeze, extending the Living Wage to local authorities, and introducing a no compulsory redundancy policy in SNP local authorities.

“Parents also want to know that their local council will work to give their kids the best start possible – that’s why SNP councils will guarantee 600 hours of flexible childcare.

“Finally, SNP councils will work with their local NHS Board to ensure care for our older people continues to improve – joining up services and putting patient care first.

“This positive vision is resonating on the doorsteps and over the next ten days we will continue to show how working together can deliver for families across Scotland."