Today saw the launch of the Labour Party's national manifesto putting Education, Community Safety and Regeneration of Town Centres at the heart of our promises to the electorate.
- Making Scottish Education 'the best in the world by 2020'
- Make leaving school at 16 and 17 conditional on those people staying in education, training or full-time volunteering.
- Expand free education for three to five-year-olds.
- Expand the Project Scotland youth volunteering scheme and create a programme for older people.
- Give children access to language tuition from Primary three onwards.
- Discipline code to set out rights and responsibilities of teachers, parents and pupils and legislate to give head teachers the authority to exclude pupils.
- Double the number of community wardens to more than 1,000 and expand environmental wardens.
- New police powers to tackle serious and organised crime, gangland criminals and take advantage of new technology.
- Establish town centre trusts, with legal powers to initiate compulsory purchase orders.
- Invest an initial £50m into a community fund for turning round town centres and attract further public and private funding.
- National helpline for older people.
- Improve support for victims of crime
The above are simply a sample of the promises that the Labour Party are making to the electorate, if you want to know more click on the title above and it will take you to the full manifesto.
Labour have delivered for our communities and with a Labour Administration in Renfrewshire Council and a Labour controlled Scottish Executive we will continue to deliver.
VOTE KELLY, VOTE SHARKEY, VOTE ALEXANDER