The Scottish Parliament election on 6 May will be the most important in Scotland’s history.
I’m proud to campaign on my strong record of delivering for our local communities as well as the SNP’s strong record in government.
Contrast that to the decade of austerity we’ve suffered at the hands of Tory governments we didn’t elect.
Never has the need for independence been clearer, and never has support for it been greater.
Since my election in 2016, I’ve witnessed just how much extraordinary potential we have and how resilient we are as a community.
The local response to the coronavirus crisis has been heart-warming: we have many local heroes to thank for keeping us safe, looking after the vulnerable, and contributing to the fight against Covid-19.
The SNP Scottish Government has looked to support our communities through Covid, for example providing £60,000 to Collydean Community Centre to support their work during the pandemic and extending free school meals through the holidays for our children.
Whilst in Westminster, Boris Johnson’s Tories have used Covid as political cover to push through the hardest of Brexits that is already causing untold damage to Scotland’s economy.
In 2014, a majority of people of Mid Fife and Glenrothes voted Yes for independence, but that support wasn’t quite matched across the country.
Now, the whole of Scotland is ready for change. For the first time, we’ve achieved the historic rise in support for independence – which is now at a consistent majority level, backed by consecutive polls putting Yes in the lead.
It’s testament to the hard work of our activists, local teams, and the strong, principled leadership of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
More than half of voters think favourably of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has been leading us safely through the pandemic.
I’m proud that with the SNP in government, every household in Mid Fife and Glenrothes has benefited from our policies since 2007.
This election is a chance to send a local champion to Holyrood who will be a strong voice for our community.
I have relished the opportunity to represent my home constituency in our national Parliament.
Securing a commitment from the Scottish Government to re-establish Leven’s railway has been perhaps the proudest moment of my time in office.
I have worked every day to use the platform afforded to me as an MSP to seek support for and to celebrate this fantastic constituency.
The most important aspect of my work as an MSP has been fighting the corner of thousands of local people.
I’ve always made myself accessible by email and in person through regular advice surgeries in every community in the constituency (twice weekly by telephone during Covid).
Securing benefits for folk who have been denied by the DWP, helping to establish bus stops, managing to get energy suppliers to reimburse folk – getting results for my constituents is undoubtedly the most rewarding part of the job.
I’ve also been privileged to serve in the Scottish Government since February 2020 as the Minister for Europe and International Development.
With a strong SNP win, we will re-elect First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and deliver a post-pandemic independence referendum.
We can also deliver on the SNP’s manifesto commitments for the constituency, including investment in Glenrothes Hospital, and funding for free British Sign Language (BSL) tuition for children from age 5 – as campaigned for by my young constituent Niamdh Braid from Glenrothes.
On May 6, we can choose to keep delivering progress, put Scotland’s recovery firmly into Scotland’s hands – not Boris Johnson’s.
To elect a strong Team SNP to take Scotland forward, vote for Clare Adamson in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency, and for the SNP on the Central Scotland regional list.
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