I’m standing in this election because I want to make the Southside of Glasgow a better place. I was born in Castlemilk, and have spent most of my adult life here. I know the Southside will do well when there are more SNP MPs at Westminster, arguing our corner, ensuring we have the powers required to make people’s lives better
Through my own experiences, from family and friends, and from my own work, I know what people are going through in the communities of Glasgow South: A recovery that isn’t being felt by nearly enough people, the austerity and cuts which are hitting the most vulnerable hardest, and a remote group of politicians who don’t understand the lives of ordinary people.
It’s time to have an MP who understands this - SNP MPs will vote to end austerity, the cuts, and the bedroom tax.
We’ll compliment the work already undertaken by the Scottish Government to make real jobs the basis of a fairer recovery: voting to increase the minimum wage to £8.70, and clamping down on the zero- hours contracts that keep so many working in poverty.
We can afford to do this because I will also be voting to scrap the multi- billion pound Trident nuclear weapons system, and to take a harder line on those companies and people who cost the economy billions in tax each year.
Finally, scrapping the unelected House of Lords will allow us to spend the savings wisely.
I want to be an MP who is visible and accessible to my constituents - I know from speaking to people on the doors that the want someone who’ll listen to their concerns.
This Thursday, I know many will be voting SNP for the first time, and I want to thank them for their support - this is such an important election and its time that we make Glasgow South and Scotland’s voice heard.