Crime is at one of its lowest levels in almost 50 years, and we’re protecting police numbers and the police budget.
Across Scotland, councils are still paying the cost of a Labour’s toxic PFI deals, combined with the economic hit of Labour-backed Brexit.
On May 5, vote SNP for ambitious action on the cost of living crisis, using all the powers and resources we have to help families.
Tory Westminster governments have form in short-changing Scotland, with figures showing it amounts to over £2,000 per person.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech at the 2022 Council Elections manifesto launch in Greenock.
On May 5, elect strong local SNP voices who will work tirelessly for your community. Read the SNP’s 2022 Council Elections manifesto.
Nicola Sturgeon: “The elections on May 5 are your chance to cast a vote for SNP councillors who’ll work tirelessly for local communities and local services. It’s also Scotland’s opportunity to cast a verdict on Tory policies that leave Scots struggling.”
As European countries step up with real action, the Tory UK government continues to sit on its hands amid the cost of living crisis.
Amid the Tory cost of living crisis, people in Scotland still receive the best deal in the UK – with lower council tax, and better services.
Energy providers in Scotland are forced to pay the highest transmission charges in Europe, set at Westminster.
We’re in a Tory cost of living crisis, and the UK government is punishing our renewable sector and failing to tackle soaring energy costs.
We have now put ScotRail in public ownership, as we continue investing in greener, more efficient, better railways for Scotland.
Tories partied throughout lockdown and now they’re partying through this cost of living crisis, ignoring the struggles people are facing.
Instead of tackling the Tory cost of living crisis, Rishi Sunak simply squirrelled money away for pre-election bribes. The only way to protect household budgets from the Tories is with independence.
Rishi Sunak could have introduced an emergency package of support for families to help tackle this Tory cost of living crisis. Instead, he choose to bury his head in the sand and continue with his austerity agenda.
It’s time for the UK government to introduce a windfall tax. Large companies who made excessive profits must pay their share to help struggling families.
While Tories impose cuts on low-income families, we’re putting money into families’ pockets. With limited powers, we’ve introduced the Scottish Child Payment and built a new, fairer social security system.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement on Scotland’s proposals to welcome more Ukrainian refugees.
On May 5, let’s elect SNP-led councils across Scotland to keep delivering progress. Here’s how you can help make it happen.
While all EU countries opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees without requiring visas, the UK government refused. Scotland stands ready to welcome refugees, but the UK Tories must step up.
In the local elections on May 5, every vote will count – and it’s absolutely vital that you’re registered to vote. Here’s your guide.
The Tories’ response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis is a disgrace – creating the slowest, most bureaucratic and incompetent response in the whole of Europe.
Scotland is ready to welcome refugees. As Ukrainians flee for safety from Putin’s brutal war, the UK government’s response is simply not good enough.
We’re taking action to make Scotland a safer place – investing in our police and reforming our criminal justice system.
Sue Gray’s update is further proof that Tories think it’s “one rule for us, another rule for everyone else” – and shows Boris Johnson’s position is completely untenable.
The Chair of the UK Stats Authority has confirmed that Nicola Sturgeon “correctly stated” that Covid infection rates were lower in Scotland than in England, rejecting Lib Dem spin.
Boris Johnson held a BYOB garden party in lockdown for 100 people when rules meant we could only meet one other person outdoors. Did Boris have “no alternative” but to party?
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full address to the nation on the rising cases of Covid and the measures we must take to protect each other.