Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Countdown -

A vote for the SNP is a vote to make Scot­land’s voice heard at West­min­ster like never be­fore and to de­liver pro­gres­sive change for peo­ple across the UK.

We are the only party of­fer­ing an al­ter­na­tive to the harsh West­min­ster cuts agenda – cuts that have dis­pro­por­tion­ately af­fected both women and the dis­abled.

Th­ese cuts have fu­elled in-work poverty and driven mil­lions to food banks.

We will abol­ish the‘Bed­room Tax’. We will scrap Tri­dent and in­stead in­vest the £100bil­lion in health­care and a world-class child­care pro­gramme.

Our pro­pos­als for a mod­est in­crease in public spend­ing will al­low us to in­vest in the NHS and other vi­tal public ser­vices.

In do­ing so we can help grow our econ­omy and lift peo­ple out of poverty.

By rais­ing the min­i­mum wage to £8.70 an hour by 2020, ban­ning ex­ploita­tive zero-hour con­tracts, restor­ing the 50p top rate of in­come tax and help­ing small busi­nesses, we can cre­ate real jobs and re­store dig­nity to mil­lions of peo­ple.

The Tories, backed by Labour, pro­pose a fur­ther £30bil­lion of cuts. I say enough is enough.

The SNP will use our in­flu­ence to pull Labour in the right di­rec­tion. We will never put the Tories into power. In­stead, if there is an anti-Tory ma­jor­ity af­ter the elec­tion, we will work with other pro­gres­sive par­ties to lock the Tories out of Down­ing Street.

We are the best-placed party to stand up to the Tories. To para­phrase this week’s ed­i­to­rial in a Sun­day news­pa­per:“Vot­ing SNP is a no-brainer for Scots whose first pri­or­ity is keep­ing David Cameron out of Num­ber 10.”

We are also best placed to fight for the pow­ers we were promised dur­ing the ref­er­en­dum, pow­ers that will strengthen the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Please vote SNP to­mor­row and to­gether we can build a fairer, stronger Scot­land.

Mar­garet Ferrier

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