Kezia makes presence felt in Kelly’s camp
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale paid a third visit to the Rutherglen constituency on Saturday.
Ms Dugdale once again met voters on the Main Street as she showed support for candidate James Kelly.
The visit was another clear indication that Labour have earmarked Rutherglen as a key battleground in the election.
With the SNP flying high in the polls, constituency wins for Labour are likely to be thin on the ground.
But Ms Dugdale was in bouyant mood during her latest trip, using it to reiterate her party’s commitment to setting a 50 per cent top rate of tax for those earning over £150,000.
She said:“It was great to join James on Rutherglen Main Street on Saturday, highlighting our plan to stop the cuts and invest in education. It’s clear he’s leading a strong campaign focused on local issues.”
Turning her attention to the key issue of tax, she said:“Today I am outlining the three priorities that must define the next Scottish Parliament, and will guide the next Labour Scottish Government.
“Those priorities are simple – tax the rich, invest in education to grow the economy and stop the cuts to public services.
“Labour will use the powers to ask the top one per cent to pay the most and stop the Scottish Parliament acting as a conveyor belt for Tory austerity.”