03/05/2016

Only the SNP is ambitious for the NHS in Aberdeen and the North East

As First Minister, I am extremely proud of the SNP’s record in delivering for the North East of Scotland – not least on healthcare, which we have absolutely transformed since we came to power in 2007.

02/05/2016

SNP manifesto: what we’ll do for Scotland’s BME communities

We value Scotland’s minority ethnic communities and the huge contribution they make to our society, culture and economy.

We want tolerance, respect and inclusion to be the hallmarks of modern, fairer Scotland – and have set out a number of steps to achieve this for all black and minority ethnic (BME) people in Scotland.

30/04/2016

Dodgy hairstyles, questionable fashion choices and the importance of a good education

I had the privilege of receiving a university education and it’s one of the reasons why I am able to be in the position I am today, seeking re-election as First Minister. Dodgy hairstyles and questionable fashion choices aside, it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.

 

27/04/2016

If the Tories remove Housing Benefit for young people, the SNP will protect it

During my maiden speech in the House of Commons last year, I pointed out the absurdity of this Tory government’s regressive plans to cut Housing Benefit for young people – a move which would sum up the reckless, right-wing agenda of what is the most extreme government we’ve endured since Margaret Thatcher.

26/04/2016

SNP Manifesto: our action for LGBTI people

Tolerance, respect, inclusion – these are the attitudes and principles we want to encourage and foster in modern, fairer Scotland - and the SNP 2016 manifesto sets out how we will achieve this for all LGBTI people.

Here’s just some of what we’ll do.

26/04/2016

The UK Government needs to talk to junior doctors

Nicola Sturgeon has today written to David Cameron to call on the UK Government to return to negotiations with the BMA over the contract for junior doctors in England. This follows a request from the Presidents of the three Scottish based Royal Colleges for support after they raised concerns over spillover effects on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

25/04/2016

Referendum promises made to shipyard workers must be kept

Our shipbuilding industry has a proud history and the workers on the Clyde have unparalleled skills and experience – and they were made a series of promises by the Tories and Labour during the referendum about the future of their yards. 

25/04/2016

SNP manifesto: what we’ll do for Scotland’s workers

We will always stand up for the fundamental rights of workers and will continue to work in partnership with trade unions to build a fairer Scotland.

Here’s just some of what we’ll do.

25/04/2016

SNP manifesto: what we’ll do for disabled people

The SNP 2016 manifesto sets out how we will continue our commitment to equality for disabled people and a Scotland that is fair and inclusive to all.

Here’s just some of what we’ll do.

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