Free bus travel guaranteed

SNP Candidate for Glasgow East Cllr John Mason today said “the wheels have come off Labour’s campaign before they’ve even picked a candidate” after the Scottish Government announced an extension of the concessionary fares scheme to injured veterans and re-confirmed that there would be no changes to the eligibility, times or routes available to older and disabled people on the Scottish Government’s concessionary fares scheme.

Cllr Mason attacked Labour for "scaremongering" in Glasgow East on the issue, and said that the announcement was further evidence of the SNP government delivering first class services for people in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

Cllr John Mason said

“The wheels have come off Labour’s campaign bus before they’ve even picked a candidate. Today’s announcement shows the SNP is on your side – guaranteeing free bus travel for older and disabled people through the concessionary fares scheme.

“The SNP Government is even looking at extending the scheme to injured veterans. Far from cutting back as Labour claimed the SNP is delivering a better service for people in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

“The SNP in Government has already shown that we are on the side of people in Glasgow fighting back against gangs with more police on our streets, targeting the booze and blade culture with plans to end access to the cheap alcohol that fuels violence on the city’s streets, and now guaranteeing free bus travel for our elderly and disabled people, and extending it to injured veterans in recognition of their service.

“In contrast Labour are once again offering nothing but scare stories while they sit back and watch as families feel the pinch from Labour’s tax hikes and rising food and fuel prices.

“Once again the SNP are on your side while the Labour party is out of touch in Glasgow.”

Notes:

The terms for the review are available at:

www.scotland.gov.uk/concessionary-fares