Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

It’s been an hon­our to serve as Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West.

I want to be re-elected to con­tinue to be a strong voice for com­mu­ni­ties right across the constituency.

This Gen­eral Elec­tion is fun­da­men­tal to the kind of coun­try we want to be.

We sim­ply can­not al­low the Tories to in­flict deeper cuts and fur­ther aus­ter­ity on Scot­land and, with Labour in com­plete dis­ar­ray, only the SNP are of­fer­ing any real op­po­si­tion to theTories.

We are pre­sent­ing an al­ter­na­tive to aus­ter­ity that will release al­most £120 bil­lion for public spend­ing over the next par­lia­ment.

We want to see ad­di­tional NHS spend­ing across the UK that would, by 2021/22, in­crease the NHS Scot­land bud­get by up to an ex­tra £1 bil­lion.

We’ll sup­port an in­crease to the min­i­mum wage to the level of the real liv­ing wage: over £10 per hour by the end of the par­lia­ment.

We’ll lift the freeze on ben­e­fits and abol­ish the two-child cap and the rape clause.

We will also pro­tect the triple lock on pen­sions, pro­tect the win­ter fuel allowance and sup­port fair pen­sions for women.

We con­tinue to sup­port a UK-wide in­crease in the higher rate of tax­a­tion from 45p to 50p.

And, cru­cially, we’ll con­tinue to sup­port Scot­land’s place in the sin­gle mar­ket and de­mand for the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment a place at the ta­ble in Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Please place your trust in me again on June 8 and to­gether we can stand up to the Tories.

To­gether we can stand up to the Tories

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