Labour Manifesto launch


Labour launched it's manifesto this week.

Key points from our leader Kezia Dugdale

I’m just back from our manifesto launch in Edinburgh - one I believe is in the best traditions of Labour.

Above anything else, this election is about the choice we have as a country: to use our new powers or to stop the cuts. I choose to use the powers.

Our manifesto makes clear who we are and what we stand for:

  • An anti-austerity pledge to increase spending on public services in real terms and stop the cuts
  • Real terms protection of the budgets for health, education, policing and culture
  • Funding for a breakfast club in every primary school and an after-school sports revolution for every secondary school
  • Introducing a 50p top rate of tax for earnings over £150,000 a year to invest in schools
  • Investing in skills to attract businesses to Scotland
  • Protecting local NHS services
  • Scrapping the unfair council tax and replacing it with a fairer system where 80% of households will be better off
  • Setting the basic and higher rates of income tax just 1p higher than the rate set by George Osborne so we can stop the cuts to public services
  • A ban on fracking


Watch the main points here