Last week the SNP group on Fife Council launched our manifesto for the council election on May 4. We set out our plan to protect and invest in local services, like education, social care and housing.
We have developed our manifesto with communities across Fife in mind, and I believe it will make Fife stronger and more inclusive. We’re also proud of our inclusive team. We’ll be fielding the highest proportion of female candidates of any party in Fife - 21 of our 45 candidates are women.
A key objective for the SNP in Fife is to reduce the poverty-related educational attainment gap and give every young person in Fife the ability to fulfil their potential. We’ll aim to reverse Labour’s recent controversial £3 million cut to education and invest in education - with £10 million going straight to our headteachers.
And, we’ll work with the Scottish Government to deliver replacement high schools in key sites at Dunfermline, Inverkeithing and Glenrothes.
The SNP are committed to delivering new affordable new homes for rent in Fife. We will also work to ensure that homes are of the right size, the right housing type and are built in the right places.
The SNP have a vision for Fife. From early years through adulthood and into our later years we will strive to provide everyone - regardless of their background - with the very best chance of succeeding and fulfilling their potential.
Neale Hanvey is SNP Group Leader in Fife and Councillor for Dunfermline Central