Wednesday, April 11, 2007



It turns out that the SSP either can't count or don't mind misleading the electorate online, if you click on the title above 'SSP CAN'T COUNT' You will see proof that they are suggesting that they are standing a candidate in EVERY Council ward in among other places our very own Renfrewshire. Now there are 11 wards in the new make up of Renfrewshire Council but, it seems that the SSP think that 8 is the same as 11 as the former is the number of Council candidates they are standing, exactly the same number of candidates Solidarity are standing locally as well!

Also on a similar note it is worth pointing out that although the Liberals are suggesting they want to change the Council they should be pointing out that they are only standing one more candidate than the Conservatives, with them standing 12 and the Conservatives are standing 11, maybe they should be more honest and tell their electorate what they intend to do with the members they get in? Who exactly would they go into coalition with? Or are they just saying what they like because they have no intention on implementing it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007



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.





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